Hold public meetings every 15 days to address residents’ grievances: Commissioner to SHOs

Police Commissioner Rajbir Deswal on Tuesday issued instructions to all station house officers (SHOs) to hold public meetings every 15 days to resolve the grievances of residents.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published:March 6, 2013 3:33 am

Police Commissioner Rajbir Deswal on Tuesday issued instructions to all station house officers (SHOs) to hold public meetings every 15 days to resolve the grievances of residents.

Deswal said that the instructions were issued following the police-public meet at the Sector-10 community center. At the meeting,residents were asked to strengthen the security measures on their own by installing “iron gates and employing guards in residential complexes to prevent crime”.

The commissioner emphasised that since a majority of the crimes were being committed by domestic servants,residents should ensure that before “appointing any servant or worker,their police verification must be done.” He also said that house owners should also get similar police verification done for their tenants and paying guests. Police told residents to alert their neighbours before they left on vacations.

Deswal added that the police had also decided to train private security watchmen employed in different sectors to ensure that crimes remained under check. “Every 15 days,SHOs should meet the public to discuss their grievances. SHOs should hold meetings among themselves on a regular basis to find out the problems that can be resolved by the police,” the commissioner said.

He added that during the police-public meet,which was held on Tuesday,the Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) had put up several proposals before the police,including steps that could be taken to ensure that crimes were kept in check. The police also emphasised that patrolling in different areas would be intensified as part of the crime-prevention measure.

“Every police official has been told that no sort of laxity on their part would be tolerated. There will be not be any room for delay. It has also been clarified to police station incharges that they should be swift in taking action and investigating different public complaints,” he said.

During the meeting,police also emphasised that residents should install CCTVs inside as well as outside their shops and work places.

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