THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Police Chief has asked all cops to behave in a humble and decent manner to the public.
In a circular, DGP K S Balasubramanian has said that complaints of improper behaviour would be treated seriously and strict action would be taken. Senior officials have been asked to report incidents of improper behaviour of their deputies to higher-ups for further action. The circular was issued following some complaints of improper behaviour of policemen. The circular said all cops were bound to obey the Kerala Police Act, which stipulates how the police should behave with the public. The officials should have propriety, humility and compassion as warranted by the circumstance.
“Force should not be used or threatened, unless it is unavoidable to perform a legal duty. Special consideration should be given to women, children, elderly and the differently-abled. The cops should not lose self-control even in highly provocative circumstance,” Balasubramanian said.
Indecent behaviour or abusive language should not be used to those under police custody. The officials should present themselves neat and tidy in public.