In the news:
“The VPS is first-of-its kind training tool to acquaint the public with the functioning of a police station through the click of a mouse. ” – The Economic Times
“..There’s a new tool to empower women afraid to report rapes in India.” – Washington Post
“…a step towards humanising the functioning of the police.” – The Hindu
“Virtual police station aims to calm fears of victims who fear ordeal they may suffer when filing complaint.” – The Independent
The Virtual Police Station (VPS) is an innovative training tool for the police and an educational tool for the public that allows a user to experience and explore every room within a police station in 360 degrees.
With the click of a mouse, a user can interact with the people and objects they find inside, such as officers, citizens and registers. Clicking on an object of person allows the user to learn key policing and legal processes interactively, including procedure for arrest, registering a complaint of sexual assault, correctly storing case property, filing FIRs, juvenile proceedings and much more.
The VPS provides video, text and legal resources in multiple layers to facilitate training in several languages. This interactive educational training tool can be operated online and offline and is fully integrated into social media. It has been described as an invaluable resource and groundbreaking platform for police academies, NGOs working to empower communities and public education on policing procedures and rights in any police station.
The project is supported by the European Union and FNF under the three year action ‘Civil Society and Police Reforms’ in South Asia.
More ‘In the news’:
“India’s New “Virtual Police Station” Good Start to Changing Rape Culture.” – Nonprofit Quarterly
“Enter this virtual police station to understand the functioning of a real one.” – scroll.in
“Afraid to Report a Crime? This Tool Will Give You Confidence to Walk into a Police Station.” – The Better India