The Janamaithri Suraksha Project has given human face to the state police, said Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan. He was inaugurating a state-level workshop for beat officers on the ‘Role of Janamaithri Police in the Protection of Women and Children’ here on Monday.
“It is a matter of pride that the concept is gradually getting extended to the whole of the country and states such as Odisha and Karnataka are implementing it. The police cannot move on without a human face. The beat policing under the community policing system has helped in bridging the gap between the police and the people. This relation has helped the beat officers in conducting intelligence work,’’ he said.
“The setting up of complaint boxes in schools, especially for girls to lodge their complaints and grievances, special plan for the family of police personnel who died while on duty and the like are the steps taken by the state police to make it more human. It is notable that political and communal murders are decreasing in the state,’’ the Minister said. He also explained the steps taken by the government to strengthen the community policing system.
DGP K S Balasubramanian presided over the function. Former DGP and chair professor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, P M Nair, Press Club president P P James, among others spoke.
Janamaithri State nodal officer ADGP B Sandhya, welcomed the gathering.