Only 1 per cent of thepolice personnel in Andhra Pradesh are aware of cybercrimes,said DGP N Sambasiva Rao on Monday.
Andhra Pradesh has about 65,000-strong force, butthere are doubts whether even 1 per cent of the personnel areaware of criminal activities carried out by means of computersor the Internet, he said.
Rao was speaking after inaugurating a seven-dayworkshop on Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking, organised bythe Department of Computer Science and Systems Engineering,Andhra University College of Engineering.
Nearly 99 per cent of the personnel in the force arenot trained to investigate or deal with cyber crimes, he said.
A high-tech lab, which will have facilities to detectvarious types of cyber crime and track cyber criminals will beset up in Visakhapatnam with an estimated cost of Rs 20 crore,the DGP added.