Bhubaneswar: “We are no less than Scotland Yard,” said Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty answering to one of the queries of the students who asked, ‘Can our police ever match the Scotland Yard or other effective police system of the west?’
He added that the Commissionerate has already initiated a User-Friendly Desk where people need not visit the police station several times to lodge complaints and have started the process to soon adopt the various best practices from across the globe.
As many as 60 students of SAI International School got an opportunity to visit the Nandankanan Police Station as part of the ‘Know Your Police” initiative on Saturday.
They were greeted by Police Commissioner, Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Satyajit Mohanty, DCP, Bhubanesawr, Anup Sahoo, DCP, Cuttack, Akhileshvar Singh and Nanndankanan PS IIC Rabindranath Meher.
Mohanty briefed the students on the role, responsibility and objectives of being a policeman. He outlined the organisational structure of the Police Commissionerate, its strength, as well as a gave a statistical picture of the crime rate in the country and state.
He also spoke about their involvement with Global Red Cross Movement and detailed on the various trainings taken by different levels of police.
Students got to know the procedure to file a FIR, visited the VHF Record Room, got to see how signals are sent, had a glimpse of the ammunition room, saw the Malkhana which houses the various seized products, and the Lock up rooms.
Chairman Dr Bijoy Kumar Sahoo congratulated the Police department for the great initiative and suggested to initiate a student-police connect starting from SAI International School, to train students in lines of a Police Officer as it is done for National Cadet Corps.
In a bid to sensitise school children on Police department and help them to wipe away the fear for police from their mind, the Police Commissionerate has initiated the ‘Know your Police’ campaign.
School students are invited to get a guided tour of their nearby Police Station and gain a first-hand knowledge on policing.