Sambalpur, Feb. 11: Community policing will shortly be launched at all police stations across the state, state’s director general of police Prakash Mishra said here today.
Talking to reporters here today, Mishra said: “The local community will discuss the problem of their respective areas with the police. They will also guide and help the police. A circular will shortly be issued to this effect.” Mishra announced that 10 to 12 police assistance booths would be set up in the city to control crime and increase the visibility of the police. A bike will also be provided to every police booth.
“People can take the assistance of the police from these booths. The police at the booths will also deal with traffic-related problems,” said the top cop. Mishra, who also interacted with a cross-section of people of Sambalpur, said that noise pollution and excise rules would also be strictly enforced in the city. Talking on the ganja cultivation in regions such as Angul, Sambalpur and Deogarh, he said that police would initiate action on specific information about ganja cultivation.