Visiting cards, merit certificates to boost morale of police

Kanpur, Feb 26 (PTI) In order boost the morale of policeand to bridge the communication gap between common people andthe enforcers of law, Kanpur police has announced a slew ofmeasures such as distributing visiting cards of policepersonnel and giving them certificates of merit.

"SHOs of all 45 police stations in the city and about 600police inspectors and 3,500 constables attached with them havebeen asked to get their visiting cards, with details of theirofficial as well as personal mobile numbers, printed and todistribute them among common people under the specified limitsof the police stations," Kanpur DIG Rajesh Rai said.

"The idea is that the common people and the police shouldhave direct communication between them," he said.

He said the police personnel should distribute theirvisiting cards to common people living in the vicinity of theplace of crime as it will encourage them to tell police aboutany information at their disposal regarding the crime and theycan even chose to be incognito.

The DIG has also announced cash rewards for policemenattached to the respective police station if they crack up aparticular criminal case like robbery or murder at theearliest.

Rai said he has already started distributing''certificates of merit'' and cash rewards to police stationswhere all necessary obligations are found complied with duringsurprise checks.

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