Centre to train officials on cyber crime to come up in Hyd

In order to impart advanced training to law enforcement agencies for investigating cyber crime, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy plans to establish a first-of-its kind Digital Crime Analysis Centre.

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 14:10 PM IST

Hyderabad: In order to impart advanced training to law enforcement agencies for investigating cyber crime, the prestigious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National
Police Academy here plans to establish a first-of-its kind Digital Crime Analysis Centre.

"As part of providing advanced training to deal with
cyber offences, we intend to have our own centre at the
National Police Academy. The process has begun and we have
already drawn up a programme. A proposal will soon be
submitted to the Central Government," Academy Director Rajiv
Mathur told a news agency.

A senior official at the police academy said the National
Digital Crime Resource and Training Centre would basically
fill the gaps in the field of Digital Crime.

"The upcoming centre aims to provide training to police
and agencies like customs, revenue and other parts of criminal
justice system to deal with cyber crime. It would build their
capacity to fight cyber crime," the official said, adding that
once approved, the centre will be set up by the end of this
year.

On the need for setting up such a centre, the official
said, "We need to arm our personnel with the knowledge and
skills to counter this kind of crime. We need to train our law
enforcement officers through top class training".

The Academy, which offers in-service courses, would
provide advanced training in cyber crimes to IPS probationers
and different law enforcement agencies, he said.

"There is a need to have proper investigation on cyber
crimes and this centre will provide expertise and training to
officials investigating cyber crimes," the official said.

He said there was need for imparting uniform training for
all states` police as cyber offences happen anywhere.

"At the proposed centre, the police academy also proposes
to have data on cyber offences as it is difficult to get
information on such crimes from police stations," he said.

Through the centre, it is also proposed to create
awareness on cyber crimes among the public on how and where
they can report such cases, the official added.

PTI