'Community policing to boost people's confidence'
Speakers at a coordination meeting on Sunday said the area of community policing is being expanded to increase people's involvement in combating crimes, especially in the development of public security, to help build their confidence in law enforcement agencies.
They said this at the 'Coordination meeting of community policing' at the police headquarters in the city, says a press release.
Speaking as the chief guest, acting Inspector General (IGP) NBK Tripura said the first phase of Police Reform Programme (PRP) has earned huge success in improving efficiency of police personnel in preventing crimes, conducting investigations, operations and prosecutions, human resources development and training, etc.
With these successes as its resources, PRP entered into the second phase, he said, adding that police being the main law enforcement agency are trying to increase the participation of people in combating crimes in a bid to create a sense of security among the countrymen as well as their confidence in police.
The speakers said police are trying to prevent young people from getting involved in criminal activities and changing negative attitude of men towards their female counterparts.
Around 20,000 community policing forums are working in their respective areas in preventing crimes, they said, adding that police are trying to strengthen community police members by organising them in a planned manner.
Acting Project Manager of PRP Michael Grenen, Chief Adviser of GTZ Richard Miles, Project Coordinator of Safer World Chamila Hemathagama and PT Stringer of UNDP attended the meeting, among others.