Hackathon Event, 2019
A view of the 2nd Round of 1st Meghalaya Police Hackathon Event, 2019 . Image credit - Northeast Now

The Meghalaya Police is associating young innovators from various fields to develop practical applications that would help in tackling crime, manage law and order and ensure safety and security of the citizens.

The state police was associating with the young minds through the 2nd Round of 1st Meghalaya Police Hackathon Event, 2019 conducted in collaboration with NIT-Meghalaya and St. Anthony’s College, Shillong under the theme “Technology for Safety and Security”.

The event was inaugurated on Saturday by superintendent of police (CID), Herbert G Lyngdoh.

A total of 16 teams participated in the event and presented their concept papers in front of an expert panel.

Technical solutions proposed by the participants include tackling crime against women and children, traffic management, parking management in Shillong, database for the purpose of investigation and monitoring of fake news.

The emerging areas such as Internet of Things and Machine Learning were also discussed during the event.

The panel members comprised Priyanshu Pandey, additional SP, SF-10; Giri Prasad M, SDPO, Sohra, East Khasi Hills; Dr. Yogita, head of computer science dept, NIT-Meghalaya; Arjun Chetry, assistant director, IT-North Eastern Police Academy and Dr. Probidita Roychoudury, head of Computer Science dept, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong.

Officers from the CID of Meghalaya Police and faculty members of NIT-Meghalaya were also present.

The final round of Hackathon will be held in February 2020 where participants will showcase the applications developed by them.

After that the winners will be selected by the panel of experts.

The winners will be given a cash prize and commendation trophy by the Meghalaya DGP.

The Meghalaya Police is one among the few state police forces to have conducted the Hackathon with the vision of collaborating with young engineers to tackle crime ensuring safety and security of the people.

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