Public-Police relations

According to an old adage, ‘every society gets the police, it deserves’. Policemen come from the same society & reflect the attitudes and behaviours that are found in the society. All sections of society particularly media can help in improving the status and efficiency of the police force. They can attempt not to criticize the police force without justification. If people co-operate in law enforcement, there is bound to be a welcome response from other side also that will eventually result in greater social defence.

People & police ought not to maintain adversial relationship as it hurts both of them. To isolate and cultivate the talented is the challenge, faced by the society, media and NGOs. Such a partnership guarantees human rights protection, the security of life & liberty and a credible criminal justice system within the country.

Another aspect of public-police relationship is community policing wherein people participate in a proactive manner to maintain law and order within their own locality. The local level police can form joint committees from the members of civil society to ensure better co-ordination between the police and the general public. People are in a better position to identify unknown persons within their locality and can inform the police about these individuals to prevent the crime.

The perception of the people about police force is that the police are corrupt, brutal and insensitive towards ordinary citizens. The main reason for this sorry state of affairs is politicization of police force. Autonomy of police force with accountability towards the people is the ideal structure in a reformed police organisation. People can pressurize the executive to implement police reforms in order to ensure transparency and accountability within the system.

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Some Appreciation Please!

  Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 11:18 AM under   Polity