COP stands for Community Oriented Policing
[Respect for Law abiding citizens and strict action against law breakers]
In its endeavor to bridge the gap between Police and Public, Amritsar Police has launched Community Oriented Policing to provide better services to the common people. In order to streamline the grievance redressal system, PROs (Public Relations Officers) have been posted in each Police Station headed by women police officers. The PROs are working as Community Police Officers. People coming to the Police Station can lodge their grievances with the PRO. The system has received very good response from the common public. Basically, this has wiped out British model of Munshi system and Daroga system from the policing at the root level.
Introduction of Mobile Vans, Motor Cycles for round the clock surveillance has been given a big thrust under the banner “CRIME STOPPERS”, which have been deployed at strategic points and sensitive locations. The graph of incidents of chain snatching, eve teasing etc. has shown a remarkable drop after the system has been put in place.
In addition to all these efforts, public is free to call personally the SSP,
All these efforts have brought the public closer to the Police and they have started growing a feeling of confidence and it has led to social security at large. Free Communication is a big boon to effective policing. Police in the service of Public is the mantra of Amritsar Police.