City police to launch community-oriented measures to curb crimes

City police to launch community-oriented measures to curb crimes

The City police are all set to introduce a slew of community-oriented measures shortly in order to curb increasing crimes like thefts, burglaries, robberies and chain snatchings. Community policing, Student Police Cadet (SPC), New Beat System and Neighbourhood Watch are top priorities among such measures.

Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) P Harishekharan, the Nodal Officer for such schemes, told Deccan Herald that the City police have owed to curb crimes ensuring more involvement of community members. “We want to popularise and strengthen the public-friendly initiative community policing to prevent the increasing crimes in neighbourhood. We are studying the successful models  of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. I will submit a detailed scheme for implementation in two months,” he said.

All DCPs, ACPs and a large number of police inspectors will work under Harishekharan for the successful implementation of a comprehensive scheme that will be submitted in two months.

The police will instal a large number of CCTV cameras as part of the scheme. “We have requested MPs, MLAs and corporators to use funds sanctioned under area development scheme and instal CCTV cameras in their localities. We have also requested institutions to instal CCTV cameras in their areas. This will help monitor suspicious movements, prevent crimes and immediate arrest of the suspects, he said.

A detailed draft regarding the specifications of the CCTV cameras is available with the police commissioner’s office. The police would circulate the same among the interested parties so that they can procure and instal the cameras, he added.

The police will also introduce the new beat system besides Student Police Cadet for which Harishekharan has been appointed the State nodal officer by the government. “We will select a team of 20 local residents who would closely work with the police and assist them. We are planning to revamp Citizen Committee meeting,” he added.

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