The Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have launched an information collection drive on citizens of Dhaka by visiting them door to door during the CIMS (Citizen Information Management System) Week, 2019.
DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia made the announcement at the inaugural ceremony of the event, held at the DMP Media Centre on Saturday.
The CIMS Week, 2019 will be observed from June 15 to 21.
Addressing the event, the DMP commissioner said: “Dhaka’s 50 police stations have been divided into 302 beats for collecting information from the citizens by visiting them door-to-door during the CIMS Week.
“After June 21, eight separate teams from the DMP Headquarters will cross check the collected information, and search for those not yet included in the database.”
Asaduzzaman Mia continued: “We have so far collected information on more than 62 lakhs (around 31%) of city dwellers and stored it through the Citizen Information Management System (CIMS) software over the past three years.
“The information helps us with our investigations and makes it more difficult for terrorists to hide and rent houses by providing false information.”
The system of storing citizens’ information through software was first developed and implemented by the DMP in September of 2016, just after the Holy Artisan tragedy.
“We want information about every citizen living in Dhaka to be stored in the CIMS. This system will help us [The DMP] curb not only terrorism, but also theft, hijacking and organized crime,” he added, ensuring that citizens’ personal information are safe with the police, and there will be no leaks.
Additional Police Commissioner (Crime and Operation) Krishnopod Ray was present at the inaugural ceremony, along with other senior officials.