A VPN, Virtual Private Network which links all Police Stations has been introduced. The linking of mobile phones to one network, for the instant exchange of information has been handed over to Senior Police Officials.
Action was taken to introduce the new VPN to Police Stations for the officers to instantly exchange information which would lead to the prevention of crimes. The introduction of this Network took place under the auspices of Inspector General of Police N.K. Ilangakoon at the Police Headquarters yesterday (Sep. 2).
The handing over of mobile phones to senior officials above the position of Officerís in Charge of Police Stations took place in parallel to this event. The private sector too contributed to this programme.
Expressing views at this function, IGP N.K. Ilangakoon said that they initiated action to use this new technology so that an efficient and quality service could be discharged by the officers.
Further speaking at the inauguration he said 742 police stations and offices would be connected though the system. He revealed that they had trained 1,744 police officers to maintain the system.
The Police Chief added that the system would also have a video conferencing facility through which he could contact senior police officials at a momentís notice.