CM lists do's and don'ts for cops

'Develop people-friendly attitude'

CM lists do's and don'ts for cops

Develop leadership qualities, be honest and professional, adopt people-friendly policing and effectively implement the law further, enriching the reputation of State police, emboldened Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to policemen asking them to ensure justice to the needy.

Speaking at the passing out parade of 31st batch of 23 Dy SP probationers at Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) grounds in the city, the Chief Minister began with an attempt to dispel the myth that “policing is a profit making job”.

“Police should understand that the job is less of a profit making job and more a service oriented profession. Not many complainants are aware of law, and it’s the duty of the police to treat them with due respect, especially by lending a patient ear to their grievances. The society has many castes and religions, and police should embrace professionalism by combating pressures while dealing with any situation,” said Siddaramaiah.

Reiterating that ‘moral policing’ will not be tolerated, the Chief Minister gave carte blanche to police to act against such elements, irrespective of the outfit they belonged to. Those policemen who deliver their duties with equal zeal and responsibility will be definitely be recognised, while stringent action will be taken against those who fail to act within the ambit of law and indulge in corrupt practices.

When crimes against women and children are increasing, and atrocities against dalits and minorities are also on the rise, police should work towards quelling such activities in prior by gathering intelligence inputs.

The Chief Minister assured that the number of quarters for policemen will be doubled from the existing 40 per cent in the coming years. Police welfare centres, and canteens on the lines of the army will also be opened for the benefit of the community. As many as 8,000 police personnel would be recruited and equal impetus would be given to encourage more number of women to join the force.

DGP (Training) Sushanth Mahapatra advised the officers to not to ill-treat lower rung policemen. Of late, beginners in the department are well learned, having a good academic background, reason ed Mahapatra.

Baba Saheb Nemagouda from Belgaum bagged ‘Home Minister’s cup’ for the best indoor probationer,  Aiyappa M A from Bangalore, got the ‘DG and IG’s Cup for best outdoor probationer’; Anupama Shenoy from Udupi - Best in Rifle Shooting and Home Minister’s Trophy for best lady probationer; Sneha P V from Mandya - Best in outdoor shooting; and Prasanna Desai of Bijapur got the Chief Minister’s Trophy and Sword and DG and IGP Baton for all round best probationer.

Among the outgoing officers, seven were female. The batch also included majority of  police personnel having MBBS, BE, MA, MSc and various other degrees to their credentials.

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