Model police station in each district soon

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police (DGP) R P Sharma Tuesday stressed on the need for a serious rethink on the changing paradigm of modern policing and asked the police officers to re-orient strategies to adopt with time.
Addressing the 60th Senior Police officials’ conference here the DGP said in today’s dynamic and fast changing world new forms of crime, like, cyber crime and cyber security have come to centre stage and police need to upgrade its skills with use of new modern gadgets and technology.
He expressed the importance of use of latest technological innovations, like, introduction of e-office at State Police Headquarters as well as in the range and district offices to make them paperless and faster movement of file online, to ensure transparency and optimum use of manpower.
Sharma said a decision has been taken to introduce at least one model police station in each district which will be ideal in all aspects of its functioning. He asked all SPs to open counselling centres to deal with all matters relating to women and children with utmost empathy.
The DGP called upon all senior officers to exhibit exemplary leadership qualities with high standards of professionalism, integrity and probity and set new benchmark of policing in Orissa.
He asked the senior police officers to strive to improve police public relations and increase public confidence in police.
Sharma emphasised on people-friendly police stations, ethical behaviour in policing, effective use of social media, critical incident management community policing, modern policing, maximum restraint and minimum force dictum, free registration of cases in the police stations.
He also stressed on the improvement in conviction rate, charge-sheeting of cases where there is sufficient and credible evidence, personal monitoring of critical cases by SSP and Range Heads, provision of compensation to victims as per rule, maintenance of high level of professionalism, and inculcation of right values.


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