Bhubaneswar: Each of the 30 districts in the state will have model police station, director general of police R. P. Sharma announced this while inaugurating three-day senior police officers’ conference here today.
The pertinent features of the model police stations would include among other things infrastructure, logistics, skilled manpower, increase in rate of conviction, effective crime control, qualitative abd expeditious investigation, DGP Sharma said.
“We will accord the status of model police station after examining the parameters. Adequate manpower will be provided to these police stations”, he said.
All the superintendents of police have been directed to furnish the list of the proposed model police station by Mach 25.
Addressing the senior officers, he said “efforts are being made to strengthen the human resources in police stations. We still face nearly 35% shortage of sub inspectors and assistant sub inspectors. Our proposal for recruitment of additional manpower is being actively considered by the government”.
DGP Sharma urged the senior police officials to lay focus on quality investigation and improve conviction rate. He also asked the officers to ensure free and fair registration of cases in police stations.
“During the three day conference, we will discuss seven issues including capacity building of officers, measures to tackle Maoist menace and perils of social media”, he said.