Bedi stressed upon the need for community policing.
"The police should induct people as citizen wardens and in case of any suspicious activity or ruffian elements, the onus should be on citizens to report such activity. They can be given basic training and regular orientations. Even the security guards of societies can be given some training. In our time, we had a chowkidars' parade regularly at the police station," Bedi said.
The former inspector general of Tihar also said that the police should enlist the help of resident welfare associations in fighting crime and regularly hold meetings with them.
"The local police stations can call representatives of resident associations, schools, spiritual groups and others from the locality so that they can discuss their problems. Fifty per cent of those should be women so that violence against women can be reported," she said.