Indian police get face recognition tool
02 August 2018 15:52 GMT

Police in the Indian state of Telangana have deployed face recognition tech that should help them prevent crime and identify criminal.

The technology is an integrated feature of a mobile app for assisting investigation officers, State Director General of Police M Mahendar Reddy told reporters here.

The tool allows police to identify potential offenders by comparing a suspect's face with  digital photographs of people including offenders, wanted and those missing stored in the central database of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), he said.

The whole process would only take a few seconds, he said adding in case of photographs matching, investigation officers can carry out the manual comparison and proceed for further confirmation using other information.

The central database of photographs will be updated regularly through CCTNS implemented in all police stations across the state, Reddy said.

The photographs of people that do not match with the central database would automatically be discarded and shall not be stored anywhere in the system, the DGP said.

The main objective of the app (TSCOP) launched earlier this year is to ensure better collaboration and operational efficiency of the police at all levels in the districts and commission rates across the state.