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Odisha DGP BK Sharma Urges Police To Earn Public's Respect

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08 August 2019

Snigdha Chandan Das

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Bhubaneswar: After assuming office as the new DGP of Odisha on Thursday, senior IPS officer BK Sharma visited the camp office in Bhubaneswar and sought the support of each member of Odisha Police to discharge quality policing for the State.

Mentioning about the current challenges before police, Sharma said that the acceptance of police by public is major among them. People are now able to keep a close eye on police and assessing their activities every second.

He called upon all the employees of Odisha Police to mould them in such duty compliance process which will increase their acceptance, respect in society and efficiency of the organisation.

Sharma also said that technology is important in policing. The State Government has been promoting 5Ts which has been adopted by various departments and the Odisha Police will also do the same.

Many State and International police forces have achieved much with use of technology. There has been an increase in transparency and efficiency. While Odisha Police have adopted some technology there is a need to adopt more, he added.

The DGP asserted that in view of limited human resource, technology will act as force multiplier. It will help in proper case detection and conviction, collection of pin-pointed intelligence, general security, traffic management, etc.

Odisha Police should adopt technology starting from the Home Guards and Constables who are the backbone of the organisation and constitute 90 per cent of the force. It will help in increasing transparency of Odisha Police, he added.

Police Stations are the nerve centre of police system. The organisation is judged on the basis of the work done in a police station. If one is treated well in a police station, he will bear a good image of police in his mind.

If anybody is not treated well, facing problem to register an FIR and being mistreated by the police staff, it will demean the prestige, efficiency and acceptance of police.

Therefore, police station staff to be more sympathetic, more caring and concerned about the grievances of the people and do everything possible to redress that in a time bound manner, said Sharma.

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BK Sharma, DGP, Odisha