Innovative professional strategies vital for effective performance of police force

Retired Inspector Generals of Police meet

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—It is the need of the hour to enhance professionalism of police department for grappling with enormous challenges and eliminate extraneous interference to get results as per mandate assigned to the force. These were the unanimous views of participants here at conference of the Second Retired Inspectors General of Police. The conference was attended by more than 50 retired Inspector Generals of Police, Heads of fifteen Police Organizations, around sixty senior police officers from all over the country and under training police officers.
Objective of the conference was the congregation of experienced retired top hierarchy of the police for identification of police practical working, catharsis, observations and suggestions to chart future course of action.
The initiative is a police officers’ event, a retreat to introspect working of police to culminate with pragmatic prognosis. It was also an effort to utilize wisdom of decades to guild current police leadership to meet current challenge. The Director General National Police Bureau Iqbal Mahmood, in his welcome address, highlighted present day challenges to the police and stressed reshaping the organization to address such challenges.
He emphasized the need for police leadership to enhance professionalism within their departments. The confidence that society reposes in a police department is a true gauge of its success and that all efforts need to be geared towards this end, he added. Mr. Nasir Khan Durrani (Provincial Police Officer KP) the senior most serving PSP officer appreciated the effort of National Police Bureau for organizing such a conference. He highlighted the need to transform the police on modern lines and stated that minus such modernization the police would not be able to cope with current and upcoming challenges.
He also mentioned some initiatives of the KP Police such as online registration of FIRs, establishment of Police Assistant Lines (PAL) and Police Access Service (PAC) etc. The program was divided into three plenary sessions and the topics discussed by various panels were crescendos and stalemate in organization’s competence & professionalism; dilemma and dynamics of the police leadership; importance and role of capacity building in police working ; crime/ terrorism & systematic police response; enigma of police station and the policing attitude and community Policing & intelligence based working.
It was unanimously agreed to enhance professionalism within the police department for grappling with enormous challenges as the police is considered as main agency for addressing internal security issues such as crime and even terrorism. Extraneous interference, it was felt, needs to be eliminated if the police was to deliver on its assigned mandate.
Director General NPB, Mr. Iqbal Mahmood assured that NPB will continue its efforts for enhancement of police professionalism and thanked Ministry for Interior for its extraordinary support. The participants appreciated DG NPB for holding the conference. In the end, DG NPB thanked all the participants and said this interactive session would help to understand problems in policing affairs and find out their solutions. The recommendations of the conference will be formalized and put up to the government for implementation.

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