To keep Policing more effective by focusing on strengthening ties and working closely with members of community, it is important to have a free flow of interaction with members of public, creating partnerships, strategies for reducing crime and disorder.
Disclosing this here today evening, SSP Vikram Jeet said that with this intention of Solution oriented, intelligence lead policing, we have come up with a New WHATSAPP Helpline 9646800112 for general public which would enable them to send pictures and videos apart from normal calls.
“We in the Patiala police encourage everybody in public to take unified stand against violence, crime and disregard for law”, he said by adding that with a commitment to rope in public in crime prevention and crime detection, this helpline will prove beneficial in building strong policing and more self-sufficient public. He further said that community institutions are the first line of defense against crime, thus it is essential that police and public work in line to identify real concerns and find the most effective solutions. The helpline number would enable people to provide information on all matters like:
-Criminal activity like illicit liquor, Drug smuggling, mining activity
-Any covid related information, suggestions
-Feedback regarding police work
-Domestic violence or other crime against women
-Any other matter related to police.
The number would be supervised by a GO rank officer and prompt action would be taken on actionable inputs, added Mr. Duggal.