'Commissionerate opened, but still in search of land, staff'

At present there are 753 civil personnel in the district

'Commissionerate opened, but still in search of land, staff'

Addressing a news conference on Saturday, in-charge Commissioner of Police Gopal B Hosur said that the Commissionerate is yet to be allocated with land and personnel.

“With over 60 per cent of the land area in the region covered with the forest and with sky rocekting of land price, finding adequate land for the commissionerate is still a challenge. At the same time recruitment of required number of personnel will take at least one-and-a-half year because selected candidates will have to trained for the job,” he said.

Hosur informed that at present there are 753 civil staff. They have proposed augmentation of the same by another 805 personnel to make a total strength of 1,558 civil staff. While the City Armed Reserve is in need of another 748 personnel to function.

Composition

The new Commissionerate will have 16 police stations (8 Police Stations from Mangalore City sub division and 8 from Panambur sub divisions) along with proposed two new Traffic Police Stations.

Apart from Mangalore and Panambur sub division, the Commissionerate will have one more sub division of Traffic with four stations. All the police stations will be upgraded to PI stations.

The Traffic Sub Division will be headed by ACP Traffic to comprise of 4 police stations. City Special Branch, City Crime Branch and City Crime Records Bureau will be started with one Assistant Commissioner of Police each and staff. Strength of City Police Station will be enhanced to one Inspector, 2 Sub Inspectors, 4 ASIs, 18 CHCs and 54 CPCs.

Commissionerate will have in its jurisdiction 660 sq kms and a population of 9.37 lakh. Hosur said that inclusion of Mulky and Mudabidri into the Commissionerate is not yet finalised.

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However, full fledged Commissionerate will have one Commissioner of Police, 3 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCP Law and Order, DCP Crime and Traffic and DCP City Armed Reserve).

There is proposal for Assistant Commissioner of Police Traffic, Assistant Commissioner of Police Special Branch, Assistant Commissioner of Police Crime, Assistant Commissioner of Police City Armed Reserve 1 and Assistant Commissioner of Police City Armed Reserve 2.

A proposal for two Police Inspectors for Mangalore sub division, 3 Police Inspectors for Panambur sub division, 3 Police Inspectors for Traffic sub division and 2 Police Inspectors for Special Branch has been made.

Hosur said that with Criminal Procedure Code, Goonda Act coming directly under the Commissionerate and with increased man power the quality of policing will be improved.

There will be speedy decision making.   Arms and Explosives Acts will also come under the Commissionerate directly. Superintendent of Police Dr A S Rao, Additional SP Ramesh were present on the occasion.

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