IG Punjab Takes Major Decisions in Process to Reform Police

The Inspector General (IG) Punjab Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan has said that the police station is a basic unit of policing which needs time to become a real relief center for the citizens.

According to the details, the role of supervisory officers is really important in this regard, therefore, all officers should pay special attention to inspections and close monitoring to improve the departmental affairs of police stations and eradicate the traditional police culture.

He further stated: “Officers and personnel who are behaving rudely, abusively or irresponsibly towards the citizens should not be deployed in the police stations. Instead, they must be given effective briefing on staff cost management and public dealing to ensure all possible steps are taken in good faith to solve problems without delay.”

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Furthermore, he said that Superintendent Police (SP) Dolphins should ensure that Dolphin Squad and Police Response Unit (PRU) work as First Response Force only and they should not be allowed to block roads at any time. The staff should be given effective briefing to meet the requirements so that they do not face any difficulty in the process of checking the citizens at the checkpoints.

IG Punjab also said that the prevention of incidents of sexual abuse of women and children is one of the top priorities of Punjab Police. He instructs the personnel to form awareness teams to go to all educational institutions including schools, colleges, universities and madrassas and give lectures on Good Touch and Bad Touch to the students while also giving briefing on contact number and procedure for getting immediate police help in any difficult situation.

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He further reminds that arrangements should be made to start this program in the next one week for the awareness and support of children in the educational institutions so that an awareness campaign could be launched as soon as they reopen after the COVID-19 lockdown. He issued these instructions to the officers while presiding over the first departmental meeting at the Central Police Office here today on improving the affairs of police stations and prevention of crimes against children.

Instructing the officers, the IG Punjab said that the emergency sexual calls received on IGP complaint number (1787) should be immediately transferred to the concerned circle officer who should talk to the citizen and ensure immediate action and provide relief to them. Delays in processing complaints filed at the IG Office will not be tolerated, and Additional IG (AIG) Complaints strengthen and improve the monitoring process.

He further said that special attention should be paid to CCTV monitoring in front desks, remittances and station house officer (SHO) rooms and departmental action should be taken against any violation of SOPs by the monitoring police officers and personnel.

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Instructing deputy inspector general (DIG) information technology (IT) Waqas Nazir, he said that in view of the best results of service delivery at the service centers, the scope of service centers should be further expanded with their establishment after every 50 km across the province. A feasibility report should be prepared and submitted to them as soon as possible so that the scope of this public service project can be expanded as much as possible.

The meeting was attended by Additional IG Operations Sahzad Sultan, DIG IT Waqas Nazir, RPO Sheikhupura Dr. Inam Waheed, and AIG Operations Zeeshan Raza, while CPO Rawalpindi Ahsan Younis and DPO Mianwali Captain (Retd.) Mustansir Feroze joined via video connection.

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