BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Police has decided to develop one police station in each district into a model police station for meeting the requirements of the citizens. DGP Dr RP Sharma reviewed the progress of ‘model police stations’ with SPs and Range Officers through video conference at State Police Headquarters in Cuttack on June 13.
About 28 parameters were fixed for the model police stations including, enhancing the infrastructure of the police stations, beautification of police station campuses, making CCTV surveillance robust, providing provision of reception centres and Mahila and Sishu desks, setting-up conference hall, and others.
The SPs were earlier asked to choose one police station in their respective districts for developing it into a model police station. Accordingly, the SPs submitted the name of the police station in their districts besides mentioning the existing infrastructure of the building.
The SPs pointed out the shortfalls that needed to be supplemented for converting the chosen police station into a model police station.The SPs also stated that there was a shortage of manpower and vehicles for the functioning of a model police station. The DGP assured them to provide additional manpower and funds for vehicles and other equipment.
During the video conference, Dr Sharma emphasised on four aspects - infrastructure, finance, manpower and behaviour of staff.The DGP set August 15 deadline for converting the police stations into model ones.
ADG (Provisioning) Satyajit Mohanty, ADG (Modernisation) Vinaytosh Mishra, IG (Central Range) SK Priyadarshi, IG (Personnel) PS Ranpise and IG (Headquarters) Asheet Kumar Panigrahi were present.