Delhi Police takes public help to combat crime | delhi | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
May 26, 2017-Friday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Delhi Police takes public help to combat crime

Aiming at curbing crime by increasing community participation in policing, the Delhi Police on Tuesday initiated a project in which civilians will help patrolling a specific area.

delhi Updated: Jul 26, 2011 23:40 IST

Aiming at curbing crime by increasing community participation in policing, the Delhi Police on Tuesday initiated a project in which civilians will help patrolling a specific area.

The project 'Neighbourhood Police Team' was flagged off in two Tilak Nagar and Hari Nagar to ensure security and safety in markets and residential complexes there.

Under this concept, beat-wise teams comprising "civil defence volunteers" will be constituted. Each such unit will be headed by a head constable and other constables as deputy heads, V Renganathan, ACP (West District) said.

Presently these civil defence staff will assist in morning patrolling from 4:00 am to 7:00 am but it may be changed in future as per crime pattern, he said.

However, they will not patrol alone. Each volunteer will carry a torch, a whistle and a baton during patrolling along with some other beat staff, the ACP said.

The official said a regular feedback will be taken and work of the civilians will be acknowledged with a certificate.