Security guards to help Noida police keep an eye on neighbourhoods

The police will hold meetings with the guards to guide them

noida Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:23 IST
Preety Acharya
Preety Acharya
Hindustan Times
Police will ask security guards to inform them if they see any suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File)

The Noida police is trying to enlist the help of security guards of residential societies to keep a tab on suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods. Police will hold meetings with security guards to give them information about how they can help in controlling crime. Police are also planning to reward security guards who give them important tip-offs.

The first meeting with security guards will be on Sunday at Surajpur police station. Police will ask security guards to inform them if they see any suspicious person or activity in their neighbourhood or nearby areas.

Police will also be providing the guards with telephone numbers of police officers and police stations so that they call in the information.

“We are planning to give a certificate or a cash reward to security guards to motivate them. We have a limited force in comparison to the population. So we have to take help of citizens to increase our information base,” said Suniti, superintendent of police, Noida rural.

In Sunday’s meeting, guards will also be told about the police station jurisdiction their societies come under. They will also be informed about police patrolling vans that make the rounds of their areas so that they can get in touch with the police personnel.

“Many guards don’t know which police station to get in touch with. We will be providing them all basic information about police stations and contact numbers of police officers. There is a fixed schedule for every patrolling van. The guards will be told about the time and place where they can find police vehicles to pass on information,” Suniti said.

Police hope the security guards can help keep curb molestation and stalking cases. There have been many instances of men tailing women till their residence. “Guards can inform us if they see a man troubling a woman. This will help in ensuring swift action,” the officer said.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had directed the police department to take all possible measures to maintain law and order in the area after the ‘rape’ and robbery of a family travelling from Jewar to Bulandshahr on May 25.

Recently, Anjali Rathour, a 23-year-old trainee engineer with a mobile handset company, was shot dead allegedly by a jilted lover at Shatabdi Rail Vihar, a residential society in Noida Sector 62.

First Published: Jun 10, 2017 23:23 IST