Now there will be a Delhi Police kiosk on school campuses

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Now there will be a Delhi Police kiosk on school campuses

The Delhi Police has also promised 'regular' meeting between school administration and police authorities to discuss the security of children.

A kiosk monitored by police officers to allay parental concerns over the safety of their kids on school campuses will be set up by the Delhi police soon. Orders have also been issued to all Station House Officers (SHOs) to attend parent-teacher meetings in their respective jurisdictions, a senior police official told Mail Today.

"Both male and female police officers will be present to respond to queries on safety and security from parents and students and discuss steps on how to improve it," said the officer. Meanwhile, Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik has asked district police chiefs to ensure that schools in their areas have adequate security measures in place. The Delhi Police has also promised 'regular' meeting between school administration and police authorities to discuss the security of children. A set of guidelines will be issued to schools across the Capital in this regard soon, said Dependra Pathak, chief spokesperson, Delhi police.

Pathak said that schools have been asked to increase the number of CCTVs installed in their premises. "Keeping in mind the security of children, schools will be asked to increase the number of security guards," he said.

Another senior official said that directions will be issued to ensure that police verification is done for school drivers, cleaners and other staff . The movement of school staff will be monitored as well. "Schools will be advised to hire staff from authorised agencies," said Pathak. Police officials in Noida and Gurugram have also announced regular security audits.

The audits would find out if the children are left unattended at any particular time on campus and monitor areas where staff and children have access to, said a senior police official. "Children spend a large part of their day in schools. Their safety during this time is exceedingly important," said a senior official with Haryana police. "For every case reported, there are several others that go unreported. A lot of accidents can be prevented by taking a little extra care," said the officer. Police in Gurugram have issued a 41-page 'safety guidelines for schools' in the region.