Goa cops to strengthen police-public relation

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 08, 2012 10:33 hrs

Panaji, Dec 8 (IBNS) In yet another effort to bridge the gap between police and public, the Goa Police have launched a week-long community policing program titled "Saad Samvad".

To begin with, the department has targeted sensitive places in the north district and SP Vijay Singh will hold his first meeting with the Anjuna villagers, a prominent spot for the domestic and international tourists this evening.

Sensitization on issues like human trafficking, drug peddling, prostitution, and other illegal activities are also being taken up.

Police spokesperson said that an appeal will be made to the public to assist police in curbing these menaces and be a partner in the prevention and detection of crime.

Five crucial objectives are being focused: To bridge the communication gap between police and public, to break anonymity of law breakers, to make law abiding citizens as stakeholders in community policing, to improve police image and to make police accountable and transparent.

(Reporting by John Edwards)

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