LUCKNOW, July 12 -- For predictive policing using crime data and use of advance technologies, including drone surveillance, the state police signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) - Kanpur on Wednesday.

After signing the MoU, director general of police (DGP) OP Singh said predictive policing and data analysis would help the state police to bring down the crime graph and ensure safety of citizens. He said Professor Abhay Karamdikar signed the MoU on behalf of IIT-Kanpur in the presence of dean of research and development wing at the UP police headquarters in Lucknow.

Sharing further details, the DGP said the IIT-K experts would help the police in evolving a plan for precautionary measures...