Police should build rapport with public

Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul takes the guard of honour during the passing out parade (39th Basic Course) at North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA), Umsaw on Saturday. (ST)

SHILLONG: Governor Dr KK Paul on Saturday advocated that police should build a good rapport with the general public in order to gain community support without which the men-in-uniform would not be able to perform to their potential.
Dr Paul was addressing a gathering during the passing out parade of the 39th batch (basic course) at the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) in Umsaw on Saturday.
“The police would not be able to function without community support. The police require people’s assistance in investigation and law and order issues,” he said adding that the public acts as a force multiplier.
The Governor, who is a former Delhi Police Commissioner also pointed out that non-registration or under registration of crimes help criminals and antagonize the public.
“The police need to ensure that the public complaints are registered and attended to. This would also make sure that the criminal is brought to book,” Dr Paul said.
Dr Paul urged the young recruits to popularize community policing while discharging their duties with honesty and sincerity.
A total of 135 trainees (49 DSP Probationers, 1 Inspector trainee, 83 Cadet Sub Inspectors and 2 Cadet Assistant Sub Inspectors) from Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Sikkim passed out from the Academy on Saturday.
The trainee officers, of which around 60 are from Meghalaya, including one DSP, began their training from January 29, 2013.
From among the DSPs, Zonun Sanga, DSP (Probationer) from Mizoram received the Meghalaya Governor ‘Sword of Honour’ for being the all-round best DSP (Probationer). Sitoshna Sharma, from Sikkim, received the Meghalaya Governor ‘Sword of Honour’ for being the all-round best Cadet Sub Inspector.
Until 2012, NEPA had trained 492 DSP (probationers) and 2329 Cadet SIs/ASIs.