In a bid to deter late night burglaries and to instil a sense of security among citizens, the local police have decided to resume the Community Police Officer (CPO) Scheme once again.
Under the scheme, the police have planned to connect 1,500 watchmen and security guards employed by colonies and market associations. The police officials have been training the first batch of watchmen for effective prevention and detention of crime.
It is pertinent to mention here that the burglaries have put the police in a tizzy as PCR motorcycle staff has proved failed to deter burglaries.
Police commissioner Pramod Ban said the police would launch the scheme in the first week of February. He said in case of any emergency, the watchmen would make a call to the police station concerned. The PCR motorcycle staff would remain in touch with the watchman of the area.
“Most of the colonies in the city have employed watchmen.
The police had initiated the scheme around a decade ago but it failed to show any results.