SSP stresses community policing in capital

ISLAMABAD: All segments of society should be taken on board for effective policing, and joint efforts to be made for comprehensive security in the city and complete protection of the citizens, said Islamabad SSP Muhammad Ali Naikokara on Sunday.The SSP said this during a meeting with the police officials. SP Muhammad Ilyas, SP Mustansar Feeroz, SP Jameel Ahmed Hashmi, SP Liaqat Hayat Niazi, SP Zubair Ahmed Sheikh, SP Nighat Mujtaba, all SDPOs and SHOs of the police stations attended the meeting.Naikokara directed all the police officials to maintain coordination with different segments of society, including lawyers, traders, civil society, notables of various areas, and others for ensuring community policing in the city. He said that the teams should be constituted at each police station by maintaining close liaison with various segments, and expertise of each individual should be benefited for better output of the force. He also directed to conduct refresher courses for the policemen about the use of weapons, and stop car theft incidents by devising a mutual strategy with the cooperation of all police officials.Naikokara said that a crackdown would be launched against those having illegal weapons, and more police pickets would be erected to curb criminal activities. He said that SOP has been prepared for the security of banks and money changers operating in the city, and all zonal SPs, SDPOs and SHOs would be responsible to conduct meetings with the administration of these outlets for the implementation on instructions.He said that the administration of banks and money changers would be responsible for the installation of CCTV cameras within their premises, entry points and parking areas. He added that expertise and bio data of the security guards should be properly checked by the police officials, while special checking to be also made through mobile pickets on routes of money carrying vehicles.He asked all the SDPOs and SHOs to maintain continuous contact with the complainants and take every possible step for immediate relief to them.“It is the prime responsibility of police to help citizens and all out efforts should be made to bridge the gap between police and the pubic,” he added. 

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