Pune’s ‘Police Kakas’ will help students tackle on-campus issues
The initiative will be launched by Rashmi Shukla, commissioner of Pune Police, on August 7 at Sir Parashurambhau Collegepune Updated: Aug 06, 2017 13:37 IST
City police are gearing up to launch an initiative called ‘Police Kaka’ to help students studying in schools and colleges, said Sudhir Hiremath, deputy commissioner of police, Economic Offences Wing (EOW) and Cyber Crime. While announcing the initiative, DCP Hiremath said that the police are aiming to develop an effective system to deal with incidents reported from educational institutes effectively.
The initiative will be launched by Rashmi Shukla, commissioner of Pune Police, on August 7 at Sir Parashurambhau College in Sadashiv Peth area.
Commissioner Shukla trained 195 police officials from various police stations during a one-day session to take up the mantle of Police Kaka’, DCP Hiremath said.
The city has 1180 schools and colleges which educate over 10 lakh students from Pune and various parts of not only Maharashtra but also the world, said DCP Hiremath. A poster with the picture, name, number and police station of an officer - as displayed in the image - will be displayed at every institute. The nodal officer will be of the rank of either a hawaldar of an assistant sub inspector (ASI) and will be available to the students at all times, DCP Hiremath said.
An officer of the rank of an assistant police inspector (API) will be appointed as a nodal officer from each of the 39 police stations under the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) jurisdiction. The senior police inspector of every police station will look after the functioning of the nodal officers, DCP Hiremath said.
The senior officials will serve as nodal officers of the police and will be working and coordinating with a nodal officer appointed by the educational institution.
“On receiving a call, the police will either guide or help the student in whatever way possible. If deemed necessary, the police will send the beat marshal or police staff to the spot and provide legal help,” said DCP Hiremath. assistant commissioner of police, Ganesh Gawade will be the point person for the ‘Police Kaka’ programme, he added.
The appointed “Police Kaka” will pay regular visits to the educational institutes and interact with the students to establish trust and friendly relation with the students. The initiative will also be announced at the school assembly after police put up the posters with the details of the institute’s ‘Police Kaka’. The police will also provide a brochure to the educational institute to ensure effective execution.