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Want to turn police stations into place of people’s trust

Says new IGP

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 5 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Want to turn police stations into place of people’s trust

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Newly appointed Inspector General of Police (IGP) Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun on Tuesday said that he would give the highest importance to the services of police stations to people.

“The police stations are the main centres of providing police’s service. We want to turn the police stations into the places of confidence and trust of people. We will give the highest importance to the stations,” he said at a press conference, which is his maiden one as the IGP, at Police Headquarters in the capital.

The chief of the police department said, “The image of police will depend on the behaviours of the cops in the police stations.”

He said that he had already given clear instructions to the police stations throughout the country so that people could easily and dauntlessly come to the stations, tell their problems and get services.

Police force would be much more cordial and active in reaching the services to people’s doorsteps. The first and prime work to do so would be the good behaviour of the policemen in the police stations, along with taking legal steps after hearing the problems of people, said Mamun.

Any deviation in this regard would not be acceptable, he warned. The IGP added that the field level police officers were already directed to ensure transparency and accountability of the activities of the police stations.

Mamun declared a zero tolerance policy against corruption in his department.

In response to a question whether reforms would be carried out in the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), which is an elite force under the police department, he said that reforms were the continuous process for any force or organisation — whenever any reform was needed at any point, it was done.

Regarding attacks on journalists by different quarters, he assured them of legal help if he was informed.

On action against illegal foreigners in our country, the IGP said action is an ongoing process.

Responding to a question whether the police force was divided into different internal groupings, he said he is unaware of such thing.

On the repeated postings of some police officers in the capital, he said posting depends on efficiency and workability.

To another query whether police would come out of political use during the upcoming national election, he said that police would work under the Election Commission (EC) during the polls.