Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday made a host of new announcements for the state police, including establishment of two new commissionerates for Greater Chennai City police and creation of a Life Guard unit in Marina.
Life guard unit at Marina
Announcing a new Marina Beach Life Guard Unit to prevent drownings on the Marina, the CM announced that a new unit headed by an inspector of Coastal Security Wing would be established soon. The unit would consist of members of Coastal Security Group and Fire and Rescue Services personnel besides 12 fishermen who would be roped in on contract basis.
The Chief Minister also announced the establishment of a new State Cyber Crime Investigation Centre to prevent, crack and raise awareness over cybercrimes. SIRPI (Students in Responsible Police Initiatives) would be set up in 100 schools to engage students in police activities at a cost of Rs 4.25 crore. The government has also announced cybercrime police stations in the four zones of Chennai city and staff for the stations would be sourced on redeployment basis.
A separate wing would be established at the DGP office to address the concerns of NRIs, especially in hastily acting on their complaints and apprising them. A tourist police wing would be set up to ensure public safety in tourist hotspots.