Societies encouraged partnering with law enforcing agencies
Workshop cum seminar on community policing was held at the official chamber of the Superintendent of Police Kiphire with Toshitsungba IPS DIG Kohima as resource person on June 20 which was attended by district administration, police officers, 7 AR, joint forum, civil societies and NGOs.
Speaking as the resource person, the DIG Kohima said that the concept of community policing prevail in human society far before the administration, police and law makers was established as an institutional for law and order. Speaking on the history of community policing in Nagaland the resource person said, community policing was dated back in early 80’s where it was effective, however, it eroded after that and some of the reasons may be trust deficit between police and public and lack of accountability by both the police and the public. He also said that community policing is a volunteer service rendered by the public and citizens for maintenance of law and order in the vicinity and added that other part of the country is practicing well and called upon the participants to partner with law enforcing agencies to make it effective.
Discussion on various constitutional provisions, the resource person relating to it the resource person added that to make community policing successful mutual trust between police, public rule of law, local self government should be active. He also said that the concept of community policing is to make the participation of the public directly to the welfare state and be a part of the democratic process so that distribution of power and responsibility is shared between the stalk holders. He added that now with the concept of community policing the police and public are important and need to partnership at the same time local media and other social capital should be invited for publicity and other related support so that the participation is more and the maintenance of law and order is effective.
The programme was followed by a healthy discussion where the participation cleared their doubts. Vote of thanks was proposed by Temjensenla Superintendent of Police Kiphire.
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