People Friendly Police In Kerala Turns Out Real Friends Of Public By Cleaning Playground
February 23rd, 2018
The people in Thazhathu Kulakkada in Kollam district in Kerala will no longer complain that they were being hit by balls when they pass through the temple as the youngsters got a new playground. Thanks to the initiative taken by Kerala people friendly police. When people complained against the youngsters who were playing football on the ground near the temple, these cops have arranged another playground for them to play, that too by cleaning a public ground.
It was in 2008 that the Kerala police had launched the Janamaithri Suraksha making it as the only state in India to set up community friendly police stations.
The panchayat stadium in Thazhathu Kulakkada was lying used and has overgrown with wilderness, according to a report by Manorama online. The youngsters in the area had no other place to play other than this temple ground. The only other option was using this panchayat stadium, but that was like a wild forest.
The youngsters informed the police that they were ready to play in the Panchayat ground, but the conditions made them continue using the ground near the temple. Besides the wild appearance of the place, the area has become a den of anti-social elements. The residents of the area needed a solution for both the issues. The police promised the residents and youth that they would find a solution soon for the issues.
The mission to renovate the ground started under the leadership of Sub-inspector V Jayakumar and police association counsellor civil police officer Vinod Kumar. They have found numerous empty liquor bottles in the area. The cops have also cleared the wild plants using earth movers.
“The disused stadium benefited nobody. The panchayat will make a plan for the maintenance of the stadium and implement it diligently,” Panchayat president G Saraswathy told Manorama online.
Janamaithri police or people- friendly police in Kerala
The term Janamaithri Suraksha or community police refer to the method of policing by members of the police department different from the traditional style. “It seeks the cooperation of the community, understands the needs of the “community”, gives priority to the security of the “community”, and, taking into account the resources available within the “community”, attempts to streamline the activities of police personnel at local police stations to address the special problems of each community to increase their efficiency and productivity,” states Kerala Police’s official website.
Janamaithri Kendras were opened in each district and battalion headquarters.
The objectives of Janamaithri Suraksha are:
*To prevent crime
*Co-operation between the Police and the Public in security matters
*To ensure mutual cooperation of members of the public in the domain of security