Second Phase Of Cyber Crime Training Programme Of Odisha Police Begins

Bhubaneswar: The second phase of the ambitious cyber crime training programme of Odisha Police began today at Police Bhawan in Bhubaneswar.

The programme aims at creating a pool of trained cyber experts who can deal with any kind of cybercrime cases. A total of 200 police officers and men from all districts of the state will be imparted extensive training by experts from outside the state.

This three-phased programme is organised in collaboration with the UNICEF.  The main focus of the training programme is cyber offences against children, especially girls the first phase of this training programme was conducted at Bhubaneswar in the month of June.

Odisha Police has already four functional cyber police stations at Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Berhampur.

“A Proposal has been sent for the establishment of additional three cyber police stations at Koraput, Balasore and Bhubaneswar. We have also identified 200 officers in the rank of SI/Inspectors who with proper training can deal with the cybercrime cases at the local level,” said a police official.

Police said that steps are also being taken to modernise cyber forensics infrastructure. “The work of the cyber forensic lab cum training centre with modern and advanced equipment is at an advanced stage in Bhubaneswar. Cyber forensic consultants would be engaged to impart regular and continuous training. Police officers are being deputed to attend advanced courses on cybercrime across the country and abroad,” added the police official.

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