Message from the Provincial Police Officer/Inspector General of Police, Punjab

It is a matter of great pride, honour and privilege to serve as the Head of the premier law-enforcement agency of the province, the Punjab Police. Punjab Police has taken on the daunting challenge of efficiently and effectively preventing, detecting and managing crime; maintaining law and order; advancing democratic values in police; ensuring adherence to the rule of law and creating an environment of community-oriented and problem-solving policing. Against the odds, Punjab Police has taken huge strides towards improving its image and service delivery by adopting technology based and intelligence led policing, institutionalizing functional specialization and building capacity at all levels.

On the technological front, Punjab Police has embarked upon many important initiatives like Punjab Safe City Project, which includes Punjab Police Integrated Command and Control Centre (PPIC3), Dolphin Force and Police Response Unit (PRU). The project of computerization of police record includes Police Station Record Management System (PSRMS), Human Resource Management Information System (HRMIS), Complaints Management System, Criminal Record Management System and Finger Print Data Base (CRMS) and Crime Mapping etc. Such technological initiatives will certainly revolutionalize the conventional system of policing in the province in the years to come.

Punjab Police, being cognizant of the importance of functional specialization, has embarked upon many initiatives. The recently established Special Protection Unit (SPU) for security of foreigners & mega projects and Homicide Investigation Unit at the District level are successful examples of such initiatives. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) is another example of specialization in Punjab Police, which has been re-organized and developed into a state of the art counter-terrorism organization. The CTD has made its mark due to its professionalism and efficiency and is spearheading the fight against terrorism & extremism in the province.

Punjab Police strongly believes in community oriented policing as Public-Police participation is a need of the hour to fight against all kinds of crime. Community participation in tackling crime has been ensured at all appropriate levels. Establishment of Police Facilitation Centres at the District level is another landmark achievement of Punjab Police, which will certainly play a great role in improving service delivery and thereby restoring public confidence in police.

Punjab Police is committed to serve the people of Punjab by transforming itself into a publically accountable, democratically controlled, politically neutral, and professionally efficient organization. Many sacrifices have been made by the Punjab Police in securing the lives & properties of the citizens of the province in the past, and it stands committed to shed its blood again in the line of duty in the future. May Allah Almighty give us the strength and courage to continue the mission of making our society peaceful, Aameen.

Capt (Rtd) Muhammad Usman