Model police stations
22 November, 2012
A model police station is a place where services dispensed are exemplary. The main duty of model police stations is to express and solve the genuine problems of the people. A model police station has the capacity to eradicate corrupt practices from our police culture. Throughout the developed world, the police system is being transformed regularly to stay in sync with modern needs. Police in the developed world are playing a key role in safeguarding the whole of the society to which they belong. Many healthy developments are also being seen in Pakistan where emphasis is being given to model police stations in order to improve the overall structure of the police force. Many efforts are being made to make the police department here a symbol of help and protection for the oppressed, where outlaws can be taken to task. In Punjab, work has been started to spread the structure of model police stations. A hundred model police stations are being set up in 36 districts of the province. These model police stations will help in triggering a positive change within society, and will help in addressing the grievances of the people. They will also polish the professional performance of the police department and will improve the environment of police stations.
In order to strengthen the mutual confidence between the people and the police, only 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 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 with different management and professional training so that the thaana culture can be changed. At present, many male and female police officials belonging to these model police stations have completed their training 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.
MUHAMMAD UZAIR NIAZI