Model police stations: need of the hour
The main theme of model police stations is to express and solve the genuine problems of the people.
The police system is being transformed on a modern basis throughout the developed world.
In Punjab the structure of model police stations is being widened. At least a hundred model police stations are being set up in 36 districts of the province.
These model police stations will help bring a positive change within society, and will help in addressing the grievances of the people.
The formation of model police stations will be helpful in improving the professional performance of the police department and will improve the overall environment of police stations.
The best police officers equipped with professional abilities will be posted at these model stations. The government, on the other hand, is also trying to introduce new technologies in these model police stations so that people can be properly facilitated. An electronic complaint system is being introduced for the convenience of the people.
At present the police department is also being facilitated by different management and professional trainings so that the ‘thana’ culture can be changed. At present many women and men police officials of model police stations have completed trainings to manage gender – based crimes under the Gender Responsive Policing Project.
Funded by the German ministry of foreign affairs, the project is being implemented by the German Agency for International Cooperation with the National Police Bureau of Pakistan.
The setting up of model police stations is an important step towards making the police force modern and active, through which a crime-free society will come into existence.
M. UZAIR NIAZI