IN A MOVE aimed at tightening vigil in Jalandhar city to keep a check on law and order besides strengthening police-public connect, the Jalandhar Police Commissionerate on Monday launched City Patrol, a foot patrolling scheme in the city.
Launching this unique initiative at the Model Town market, Police Commissioner Praveen Kumar Sinha said the effort was aimed at checking petty crimes besides instilling a sense of confidence in people. Brainchild of Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora, the scheme will be launched in six big cities of the state. They are Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Bathinda, Patiala and Mohali.
As many as 12 teams of police officials — both men and women —have been constituted which would patrol on foot in the congested areas of the district along with the interior bazaar to ensure rapid action in case of an emergency as these officials would be armed with ultra-modern gadgets and equipment besides a weapon, baton and handcuff, a Tab with VAAHAN and Beat Book App loaded in it for their facilitation, better communication and performance.
The commissioner said this foot patrolling or beat patrolling has been an intrusive part of policing and perhaps the oldest tradition in policing.