Interview- Delhi Police have proved themselves several times, says Deepak Mishra

Our force is an established institution and it has proved itself several times, especially during times of crisis. Maybe there is more work at times and in certain cases, fatigue might be an issue, said Mishra.

Written by Alok Singh | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2015 3:12 am
Deepak Mishra Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order)

How do you motivate your staff, who are overburdened with work and are struggling with manpower shortage?

Our force is an established institution and it has proved itself several times, especially during times of crisis. Maybe there is more work at times and in certain cases, fatigue might be an issue.

What are you doing to increase the strength of the police force?

Recruitment processes to hire more officials are underway.

Many inspectors complain that they do not get time to go back home and meet their families…

A person who joins the police force is dedicated towards his work and wants to serve the people. During the training process, he is prepared to work in the toughest of situations. Even if I want to say anything to my station house officers, I will not do so through the media.

Junior officials, especially, seem completely overburdened with work…

Whatever the constraints, we are aware of our duties. It is the endeavour of every police official to work according to the expectations of the citizens. Since the process of recruitment is going on, the issue will be
sorted out.

Do you feel that the ‘free registration’ of cases (police have to register each and every complaint that reaches the police station) is overburdening the force?

‘Free registration’ is aimed at providing justice to each and every victim of a crime. It is our duty to lodge a case and investigate it.

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