BHUBANESWAR: The Police Commissionerate of the Twin City held a meeting of the Residential Security Committees (RSCs) from various residential communities in the city here on Sunday.
Representatives of 21 RSCs and office bearers of resident associations participated in the meeting and discussed various safety and security issues with senior police officials.
The focus of the meeting was on crime prevention and detection in residential areas at several locations across the Capital. Addressing the meeting, Police Commissioner Dr RP Sharma emphasised on the importance of community policing crime control.
Dr Sharma has asked stakeholders in RSCs to submit names of volunteers from respective communities who would patrol colonies during late evenings and in the night. These volunteers would be accorded the status of Special Police Officers and Police Commissioner would issue an I-Card to them.
The IICs of police stations and zonal ACPs have been directed by Dr Sharma to hold monthly meetings with the RSCs and discuss issues concerning citizen security and devise strategies for better policing.
Sharma advised people to keep valuables like jewellery in bank lockers and said women should be more cautious while walking on road s that are poorly illuminated.
On CCTVs, residents sought logistic assistance from Police Commissionerate to install cameras at entry and exit points of residential complexes and individual households.