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Now, separate community policing wing in Punjab

India on 21 November 2013
Location : Chandigarh | Source : Times of India

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Tuesday announced a separate community policing wing in the state in order to fortify their ongoing citizen-police interaction to facilitate routine services.

The services include supply of verification reports for passports, arms licenses, provision of FIR copies, details of disposal of cases and no-objection certificates for various purposes.

A posse of 3,085 cops of all ranks has been put exclusively on community policing duties in the state, said an official spokesperson.

"Gazetted officers of the rank of SP and DSP have been posted as district community police officers at all district headquarters in the state," he added.

The wing was established under the direct supervision of ADGP of community policing S K Sharma assisted by an IGP-level officer, said an official with the police.

Under this initiative, community policing resource centres, community policing suvidha centres and police station outreach centres are already functioning in district headquarters, sub-divisional headquarters and police stations, respectively.

These saanjh kendras, which are already providing 22 services under the Right to Service Act to citizens, will also assist in resolving disputes in non-cognizable cases with participation of respectable members of the community.

According to the Punjab Police, more than 20 lakh citizens have availed of the services provided by the saanjh kendras in last two years.

Over 14,000 disputes have been resolved amicably in the last one year.

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