Director-General of Police (DGP) Prakash Mishra stressed fortifying the marine police stations across the State. He toured Balasore on Saturday and interacted with the cops and locals over the law and order situation of the north eastern region.
Mishra said a Navy official in the equal rank of additional IG would soon be appointed to look after the functioning of all marine police stations opened in the coastal districts of the State.
Admitting that the department lacks experts to handle crimes in deep seas, he said, “We are also looking for some trained personnel who can patrol along the coast,” he promised.
The DGP asked the SPs of three districts to intensify night patrolling and increase the visibility of police on the road besides focusing on the proper traffic management.
Later attending a police meet, wherein IG (Eastern Range) R P Koche, Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj SPs Rajesh Kumar, Chintamani Panda and Kavita Jalan respectively, DSPs, inspectors and OICs of all police stations of the three districts were present, Mishra asked the cops to adopt a people-friendly attitude.