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Community policing can prevent crimes

Outgoing DMP commissioner says

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 October, 2022 12:00 AM
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Outgoing Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Muhammad Shafiqul Islam has said community policing can play an important role in preventing any forms of crimes in society.

"Community policing can play an effective role in preventing different social problems like eviction, violence against women, dowry and drugs in particular,” he said.

He made the remarks while addressing a programme to mark the Community Policing Day at the Bangladesh Police Auditorium at Rajarbagh Police Lines in the capital on Saturday.

Muhammad Shafiqul Islam is going to retire from government services today.

In his speech, Shafiqul Islam said earlier, there was no separate law to prevent these social problems. Gradually as crime continued to rise, so did the law.

“Gradually the law became stricter and stricter. But, only by law is it possible to eliminate crime, he said.

Highlighting the importance of social resistance in drug eradication, the outgoing police commissioner said, "Every drug addict joins crime to collect money. Once, he joins the drug business. If one drug dealer is caught, hundreds of dealers are created. The one who takes drugs today will be the dealer of the future. If everyone works together socially it cannot be prevented, it is not possible to eliminate drugs by jail alone.”

"We live in a society, we will decide what our society will be like. If everyone joins hands, few miscreants in the society will not find a way to escape," he said.  He also said he never took any unfair 'benefit' in his long career.

"I considered the job as a blessing, I did not take any unfair advantage from anywhere in my working life. Salute and respect to you for the support you have given behind the scenes to a government official to do well," he said.