Acknowledging the professional hazards in tackling the laws and order situations, the Director General of Police (DGP), Ashok Prasad Saturday exhorted the police force to continue restraint even at the grave provocations by the elements inimical to peace.
Addressing a maiden police durbar at Armed Police Complex here this afternoon, Prasad said “goodwill of the people is a valuable and dependable asset to meet the challenges”. He said public friendly image has benefited the force immensely and it will help in isolating the bad elements, as the people will be willing partners in maintaining peace and tranquility.
He lauded the force for keeping high stands of policing and making it accessible to the people round the clock for the help they need.
“In order to strengthen the image of the organization among the people, a spirit of public service is to be inculcated among the force. Police public coordination is of paramount importance to keep the peace and order maintained in the society,” he told cops.
The durbar was attended by a large number of police force and officers from armed and IRP battalions of Kashmir Province. He urged the force that their aim should be to serve the people and provide better police service at all levels.
“Police has demonstrated great valour and courage while maintaining law and order in the state. All ranks of armed police stood shoulder to should with the executive police in maintaining law and order and assisting the public in the times of necessity,” he told cop durbar. “It was due to the tremendous efforts put in by the men in khaki that the security situation in the state has evolved positively besides people’s yearning for peace and normalcy. The brave cops and officers of the force have faced many challenges and have come up to the expectation of the people.”
DGP said that public service is the prime duty of JKP and reiterated that safety of human lives and public property would be always on priority.
“With the active cooperation of the people, the force has succeeded in eradicating the menace of militancy and restoring peace in the state,” he said, adding, “while dealing different situations in the field, it should be ensured that common people do not face inconvenience during their normal activities.”