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Dear police commissioner, restore lost image of police force

mumbai Updated: Mar 06, 2011 00:56 IST
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Improving the image of the city cops should be the most important point on the agenda. At present, the credibility of the cops is very low. Cases of criminal assaults on women, high-handedness and corrupt practices have come to the fore in the recent past.
True to their uniform, they should be made to act as protectors of citizens and custodians of the law. For this, their pay-packages and living conditions should be improved.
The long overdue police reforms should be implemented without further delay.
Deendayal Lulla

Curb cases of road rage
Arup Patnaik, the new police commissioner of Mumbai, must work towards bringing down the crime rate. Culprits should be brought to book without wasting any time. Road rage is another burning issue that needs urgent
The number of drunken driving cases and accidents due to reckless driving need to be curbed. The drivers show a callous attitude towards victims. A fine cannot undo their mistake and they should be punished more severely.
CK Subramaniam

Cut power of influential politicians
There is no doubt that the new police commissioner Arup Patnaik is an upright officer and a no-nonsense person but will he be allowed to work independently without any political
He has to decide his priorities of bringing some semblance and discipline to the crumbling law and order situation in Mumbai and the sagging morale of the police force.
Vanita Shenoy

Regain trust of citizens
The image of the police force has presently hit rock bottom.
Rampant corruption and biased investigations have been exposed in the recent past. People have lost faith in the cops, which has led to insecurities.
Therefore, Arup Patnaik should work towards regaining the force’s lost pride.
Free the force from corruption, regain the confidence of the people and act against political interference. Patnaik’s clean image will be able to achieve all this and more.
Bhagwan Thadani

Improve citizen-police rapport
Today, citizens are scared to go to a police station and lodge a complaint. To improve the citizen-police relationship, cops should become more approachable. Petty crimes are on the rise and to ensure safety of residents, vigilance and patrolling needs to be tightened.
Ajit Ayyar

Be there for the city
Corruption has become a part of a cop’s profile. The crime rate too has gone out of control. The new chief should effectively check the corruption rate in the city. Mumbaiites need to be assured that their safety is in good hands.
Kannur Rajan