Strengthening of community policing activities could effectively eliminate social crimes like drugs, extremism, terrorism, dowry, child marriage and violence against children and women to build a peaceful society.
Police officials and community leaders said this at the ‘bit policing and community policing meeting’ held at Dewantuli Government Primary School ground in Mahiganj police station of Rangpur Metropolitan Police on Thursday afternoon.
Mahiganj police of Rangpur Metropolitan Police and Dewantuli Bit Policing Committee jointly organised the meeting for members of local community policing community, local community leaders, teachers, students, youths and local elite.
With local community leader Abdul Matin in the chair, Dewantuli Government Primary School headmistress Mosammat Rabeya Khatun attended the meeting as chief guest.
Mahiganj police of Rangpur Metropolitan Police officer-in-charge Akhteruzzaman Prodhan, its inspector (investigation) Shah Alam Sarder, local community leaders and social workers Biswanath Mohanta, Alhaj Md Gias Uddin, Omar Farooque Lincon and Azharul Islam Selim addressed the meeting as special guests.
The speakers laid importance on further strengthening of community policing activities through enhancing interaction, mutual confidence and understanding between police and people to maintain law and order in the society.
Inspector (investigation) Shah Alam Sarder said common citizens should assist police force also as per their constitutional obligation to curb and prevent crimes for building a sustainably peaceful and calm society.
The chief guest urged members of local community policing committee for engaging efforts, involving common people, to extend full cooperation to police in preventing and resisting social curses, crimes, terrorism, drug and extremism.
Biswanath Mohanta stressed on bridging common people, members of community policing committee and police by ensuring better coordination among them for reducing gap between police and people to control social crimes.
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