IGP directs officers to improve public dealings

Peshawar—The IGP Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani here Friday stressed on police officers to improve their overall behavior and public dealing for better service delivery. He expressed these views while addressing a meeting of Sub-divisional Police Officers of Peshawar and Mardan Region held under his chairmanship at Central Police Office.
CCPO Peshawar, RPO Mardan, SSP Operations Peshawar, DPOs of Mardan, Nowshera, Charsadda and Swabi and Divisional SPs of City, Cantt and Rural also attended the meeting. In the meeting, the AIG Establishment Najeeb ur Rehman and Director IT Naveed Gul gave a presentation to the participants on the reform initiatives of the KP Police, their relations with changing the thana culture and their impact on improving public service delivery.
While addressing the police officers, the IGP stressed to improve their overall behavior and public dealing. He directed them to emulate the methods, manners and etiquettes of police officers of the civilized nations. He reiterated that the demeanor of a police officer must be impeccable and friendly towards the general masses.
The chair said that we are the servants of the people and not their masters. The public perception and public satisfaction of the police is the only genuine yardstick and objective measure of its performance.
The chair said that we must endeavor to protect and maintain the image of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police and it can only be achieved by winning the hearts and minds of the public.
He said that DRCs have been established on the principle of restorative justice which is playing a key role in not only addressing the petty issues and root causes of the crime but is also engendering advocates of police.
Later on, the IGP highlighted the efforts of KP police for improving the performance of Police Stations. He said that there are two aspects of Police Station which are essential to improving Police (thana) Culture one is the physical resources and the other is the human resource. Secondly, the KP police has taken a number of initiatives to improve the capacity and proficiency of the human resource of the police stations.—APP

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