Policing can improve with pvt security guards: Delhi top cop

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Policing can improve with pvt security guards: Delhi top cop

New Delhi, Apr 7 (PTI) Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik today said policing in the national capital can be taken to higher levels with the help of private security guards working for variety of establishments across the city.

Addressing a gathering of sentinels who took oath as “Praharis” during inauguration of the scheme in South East District, Patnaik said, “The security personnel should pass on information about illegal activities in their circles and act as a tool for crime prevention and maintaining law and order.” “With their cooperation policing can be taken to higher levels,” he said.

Under the community policing scheme – Prahari – security guards will be trained by the Delhi Police apart from having frequent interactions which will help them act swiftly during emergency for preventing crimes.

The city’s top cop, who also unveiled a personal diary meant for Praharis, advised to make use of the diary as it had important contacts of cops in the locality among others.

“In the blank pages of the diary Praharis can note down bike numbers of troublemakers and report it to the cops later,” said Patnaik besides advising employers of the guards who also took part in the event to provide them with all necessities.

The scheme was unveiled a month ago in Outer District.

Around 1,700 security guards were appointed as Delhi Police Prahari on the occasion.

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