Policing can improve with private security guards: Delhi top cop

Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya 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 made this statement while addressing a gathering of sentinels who took oath as “Praharis” during the inauguration of the scheme in South East District.

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 in order to prevent crimes. The city’s top cop, who also unveiled a personal diary meant for Praharis, advised them to make use of the diary as it had important contacts of police officials 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 while 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.