J&K police to get body cameras
The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Police is set to procure body cameras for its personnel as part of its Smart Policing initiative, with the twin purpose of strengthening security and increasing transparency.
The cameras would be mounted on the uniforms as a visible interface between citizens and law enforcement. This is a civic measure aimed at increasing accountability within the force.
In a related development, police stations in the state are being connected via the Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS). Around 78 of the 86 police stations in Kashmir zone are already part of the new system. The CCTNS is a Central project aimed at creating an integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance, and is implemented by the National Crime Records Bureau.