SDPOs told to play leading role against POs

Lahore: The supervisory role of Sub Divisional Police Officers (SDPOs), being in charge of Operations and Investigation wings is needed to be redefined, made active as well as effective to improve the overall performance of police at thana and sub division level.

SDPOs being the focal persons in the campaign against proclaimed offenders(POs) should play their leading role to meet the targets in this regard for arrest of proclaimed and targeted offenders involved in heinous crimes.
This was stated by CCPO Lahore Fayyaz Ahmad Dev in an introductory meeting with all the Sub Divisional Police Officers(SDPOs) of different circles of Lahore Police. DIG Investigation Shahzada Sultan, DIG Operations Ahsan Younas, DIG Security Mehboob Rashid, SSsP of Operations, Investigation and Administration wings, all divisional SsP were also present. CCPO Lahore Fayyaz Ahmad Dev said maintenance of peace, law and order in the city and writ of the government are top most priorities of Lahore  police.Fayyaz Ahmad Dev said though transfer posting is part of employment, the hardworking, efficient and honest officers would remain part of his team. Lahore Police is my family and as a responsible head of the family, i remain well aware of character, mood and all the good or bad activities of members of my family. He stressed SDPOs to increase their and subordinate SHOs’ visibility in the localities to curb crime in the city and refrain from lying, exaggeration and undue compromise during rendering their official duties. Fayyaz Ahmad Dev warned SDPOs and other senior officers not to indulge in matters of illegal occupation of lands and properties and other such activities. The CCPO expressed his displeasure at overall conditions of cleanliness in police stations and pledged his resolve to improve the working conditions and atmosphere of police stations by providing standardised facilities, furniture and other equipment. Fiaz Ahmad Dev gave SDPOs targets to arrest gangsters, goons, shooters, proclaimed offenders, organized crimes. Beat books in police stations should be completed and beat system revived to eradicate crime and law breakers, he added. Fayyaz Ahmad Dev directed SDPOs to enhance patrolling im crime hotspot areas by subordinate SHOs and control incidents of aerial firing. The SHOs failing in or using delaying tactics in registration of FIRs in cases against person and property as well as responding to the citizens’ calls on helpline 15 regarding aerial firing other other crime incidents will be dealt with iron hands. Commander Lahore Police said, as preventive strategy divisional SsP and subordinate officers should engage both parties in old enmity cases and convince them for an amicable reconciliation agreement to avoid future killings of innocent citizens.