‘Leverage data, promote technology’ | DGP directs for revamping J&K Police’s Telecom Wing

Jammu, Nov 20: Director General of Police (DGP) RashmiRanjan Swain Monday called for leveraging data and promoting technology and directed for revamping the Telecom Wing of the J&K Police and utilising its services to leverage the CCTNS technology.

A statement of J&K Police issued here said that interacting and discussing various policing issues during his visit to Crime Branch Headquarters Zonal Police Headquarters Jammu, Range DIG Udhampur-Reasi Office and SSP Traffic Jammu City, the DGP while interacting with senior police officers in different meetings emphasised on leveraging data and promoting technology.

“Officers should be nominated to attend courses in different states to see how CCTNS has made progress and what best practices can be emulated,” he said and directed for revamping of Telecom Wing of the J&K Police and utilising its services for leveraging CCTNS technology.

“Fix responsibility up to last man, but also give juniors required authority and resources, condone honest mistakes but take action against incorrigible personnel,” Swain said during his interaction with senior police officers in different meetings.

He also inspected different sections of Crime Branch Headquarters, ZPHQ, Jammu, SSP Traffic Jammu City and at RPHQ Udhampur and was apprised by the officers of their respective offices.

Interacting with the officers, the DGP emphasised that officers fix the responsibilities up to the last man but simultaneously ensure that before holding responsible the official has the critical minimum authority and resources to be able to do justice to his assigned duties.

Emphasising genuine grievances redressal of employees, Swain said that identification and possible solutions to the issues of subordinates be discussed, higher-ups must ensure correct assessment, juniors be encouraged to speak and should be truthful about their problems.

“No one should be afraid of ‘honest mistakes’ because only those who walk or run would trip. Having given margin even for negligence and laziness, those few who remain incorrigible and act against the law and public interest shall face action,” he said. “Be brutally honest about the difficulties in discharging duties so that solutions and responses are practical and effective and resources reach the right quarters, heavily reward efforts that support usage of technology and data analysis in delivering police services.”

Discussing the welfare of retired Police personnel, the DGP stressed institutionalising the system and directed that senior-most officers in the district of SP and ASP rank should interact with retired Police officials once a month.

“A brochure and booklet should be designed that lists all benefits that will accrue to retiree officers including retirement gift, GP fund progress, terminal illness benefits adding that every Police Station to have a ready list of retired Police officers,” he said.

Swain said that good work by the personnel would be duly rewarded and adequate resources would be kept at the disposal of the jurisdictional officers.

Besides use of technology for effective enforcement in the traffic wing was also discussed.

“District Police should assist Traffic Police by establishing special Nakas, at priority areas at suitable timings. Synergy should be established among traffic sub-units like city, rural, and on National Highway,” he said.

At ZPHQ, the meeting was attended by IGP Jammu Zone Anand Jain, DIG JSK Shakti Pathak, DIG Crime JavidIqbalMatoo, SSP Jammu Vinod Kumar, SSP Crime Jammu Shalinder Singh, SSP Traffic Jammu M FieselQureshi, SO to Spl DG Crime Amarjit Singh, and SO to DIG JSK RajinderKatoch.

At RPHQ Udhampur, the meeting was attended by DIG UR range Muhammad SulaimanChoudhary, SSP UdhampurJoginder Singh, and ASP Udhampur Anwar-ul-Haq.

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