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Mahender Reddy takes charge as Telangana DGP
Mahender Reddy takes charge as Telangana DGP

Mahender Reddy takes charge as Telangana DGP

Hyderabad: Senior IPS officer M. Mahendar Reddy has assumed charge as Director General of Police, Telangana State in the Police Head quarters today.

Later, while addressing the media, he said that in the last three and half years, after formation of the State, Telangana Police has taken great strides in various facets of policing setting benchmarking standards. These traditions shall be continued.

The Telangana Police, will strive hard and render their services in a citizen friendly manner with innovation and creativity by improving the quality of service delivery in all units across the state on par with Hyderabad City Police.

He said that the Technology, Process, People, Leadership initiatives implemented in the Hyderabad City shall be replicated across all Police Stations limits of Telangana State.

These traditions which were there in the last three and half years shall be continued while ensuring there is a uniformity of service delivery to the citizens at the cutting edge level across all Police Stations by dividing Police Units in to three categories (i) Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Rachakonda (ii) Police Commissionerates i.e. Warangal, Khammam, Siddipet Ramagundam, Nizamabad, Karimnagar and (iii) District Police Units.

To achieve uniform service delivery standards across all police stations within each group above, efforts shall be made to provide necessary resources, infrastructure, budgets and implement relevant technologies, processes, people skills.

Efforts shall be made to bring role clarity in each and every employee right up to the Police constable and Home Guard Officers by dividing the workforce in to various functional verticals. Necessary systems shall be put in place to ensure that work burden is reduced for the police personnel at the cutting edge level by introducing smarter methods of working.

Each employee will have a facility to know their contribution for the safety and security of the society and in turn helping the overall growth and development of Telangana, the DGP said.

The Key Performance Indicators (KPI) based Reward and Recognition System on monthly basis shall be introduced at every circle, sub division, district/zonal and Commissionerate levels by rewarding the best performers among all the officers right up to the constable and Home Guard Officers, he said.

The DGP informed that Cyber crimes units would be setup in all the districts and Police Commissionerates. Similarly, Bharosa Centre will be setup in the district headquarters providing all required services under one umbrella for women and child victims of extreme violence.

SHE teams will be strengthened in all the Police Commissionerates and districts. The “Nenu Saitham” community CCTV project involving setting up of CCTV cameras in the outer periphery of each establishment by individual owners shall be popularised across the state.

In Hyderabad city, so far 1,50,000 CCTV cameras have been setup under Nenu Saitham Project. The goal is to have 10 lakh cameras in Hyderabad city limits covering Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Rachakonda Police Commissionerates.

Mahender Reddy said that the technology apps like Hawk eye, HYDCOP would be implemented across the state. The recently recruited of the Police force will be an added advantage as all of them are trained in advance technologies to handle future crimes.

The Technology plays an important role in policing today; it provides authentic evidence for the court, which will aid in solving critical cases. Technology acts as a force multiplier. For example, each CCTV camera is equal to 100 constabulary officers. CCTV cameras which will always tell truth there by bringing in credibility in police work.

The entire police force will work as a team Telangana Police and achieve a crime free society in the state of Telangana. Innovation, Creativity, Proactive efforts will be encouraged in all aspects of police work and at all levels of hierarchy by rewarding each and every such effort instantaneously, he said.

The new DGP said that the Telangana Government and Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao have been giving highest priority for the modernisation of Telangana State Police with a view to improve service delivery standards and people friendliness in police functioning.

The systems of transparency and accountability shall he brought in by introducing 3rd party call centre for collecting citizen feedback from all those who come in contact with police and rate the police stations based on citizen satisfaction levels. Adequate emphasis will be given for welfare of policemen by ensuring timely promotions and rewards to all those who do good work.

Community partnerships shall be built in the local geographical areas by involving members of the public in various policing activities, he said.

All the Senior Police Officials were present in the programme. (INN)

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