Police Message Centre
Kerala police have launched a scheme by name "Kerala Police Message Centre" for the general public to reach police by SMS. It is intended to prevent crimes, terrorist acts rendering of immediate assistance on receipt of information regarding traffic problems, accidents , harassment by anti social elements etc. through SMS by anyone on the spot to the SMS number 9497900000.
An All Kerala Police Message Centre is functioning at PHQ. This centre receives SMS from the Public and gives alerts to the concerned Police Station, CI Office and DySP Office. All the messages received during a day are put up to the DGP. This is an important line of communication to the public and deserves to be encouraged and popularized in future also as more and more people turn to the use of SMS as a matter of routine in their daily lives. Use of bulk SMSs to transmit messages within the Police force for internal communication needs to be significantly enhanced. (PHQ Circular No. 12/2010).
Public may utilize the services of Kerala Police Message Centre as far as possible by sending SMS containing 140 characters.