Police ‘Belts’ To Tackle Crime

Sep 24, 2014
LAHORE: The capital city police officer (CCPO) took many important decisions on Tuesday with a pledge to bridge the gap between the police and public and bring down the street crime rate.
One of the major initiatives was to divide the provincial capital into 400 belts to facilitate the police as well as the public battling street crime.
Presiding over a meeting of senior police officers at the Qilla Gujjar Singh Police Lines, CCPO Amin Wains shared some proposals with the participants to restore trust of the public in the police and control street crime.
He said according to a decision the provincial capital had been divided into 400 belts to utilise the trained human resource in a better way. This system would be introduced within a couple of days, he said. The safety committees comprising locals and police officials would be formed in the new belts.
The beat officers of every police station would be responsible for enhancing coordination with the committee members. Standing instructions were being issued to the beat officers to visit their respective areas along with other committee members in order to promote soft image of the police.
The CCPO further said that in order to intensify patrolling in the city, 250 motorcycles were being distributed among the policemen deputed on operational assignments. These motorbikes earlier were designated for non-operational assignments.
Mr Amin asked the police officials to ensure effective patrolling in their respective beats. He also directed the DSPs to supervise the arrangements in their jurisdictions and ensure computerisation of complete record of the police stations to keep record of the visitors for better coordination.
(Daily Dawn)