Adilabad: Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy on Sunday said policemen are servants of the people and should be accountable to them. Speaking at a meeting with Karimnagar Range DIG P Pramod Kumar, Adilabad SP Vishnu S Warrier and top police officials working in Adilabad, Kumram Bheem Asifabad and Nirmal districts in Utnoor, Mahender Reddy stressed the need to render better quality policing to the public. “The system of police was founded for ensuring security and protection to civilians. You (policemen) must act as servants of the people and be accountable to them. You should treat complainants as bosses. You ought to strive for upholding self-esteem of the citizenry,” he asserted.
The DGP was accompanied by North Zone Inspector General of Police Y Nagireddy. The DGP suggested cops to provide constitutional security to the weaker sections, oppressed, women, girls and boys who often experience injustice and assaults and exploitation. Briefing reforms being adopted by Police Department, the head of State police force informed that changes were being made to make sure proper response by cops to victims round the clock. He stated that steps were being taken to provide training for improving the efficiency of police officials, besides bettering amenities of mandal-level police stations.