The Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) secured more than 24,606 observations that warranted FIRs in 30 cases and interception of more than 373 suspicious persons by PRU and Dolphin Squad and a thorough probing of 1,619 suspicious vehicles during the month of June 2018. According to details, a total of 8,710 vehicles and motor bikes were spotted and intercepted for having no or non-standard number plates and action was taken duly by the ground units thereof. The OMC employs state of the art CCTV Surveillance Operations through the geo-strategic grid of cameras within the metropolis. More than 29 rallies and protests were monitored and security measures were ensured. The 15 emergency helpline received 403,871 calls, out of which, 307,187 calls were considered hoaxes and on approximately 35,043 calls, with genuine concerns, the Dispatch Control Centre generated cases for further action. A total of 1,333 of such cases were pertinent to Rescue 1122 and around 1,287 of such cases sought for traffic management or CTP help. The Media Monitoring Centre cracked down on 287 objectionable social media pages and IDs containing violent, anti-state or profane content.PPIC3 centre served Electronic Data Evidence Acquisition requests initiated by Punjab Police and other LEAs by releasing data pertaining to more than 130 heinous crime cases. The PSCA Public Safety app also set its mark high this month thereby contributing to the recovery of a person, two cars, 100 motorbikes and six auto-rickshaws through its infamous Lost & Found section. PSCA is diligently playing its part in enhancing road-sense by displaying directives and situational messages on its Variable Messaging Service displayed on LCDs across all major roads of the metropolis. PSCA is determined to extend its services and cooperation with LEAs, and all others in need, whenever required. Citizens are requested to contact 15 helpline in case of any emergency or to report an illegal activity in the city. Published in Daily Times, July 19th 2018.