Improvised beat system to be implemented from April 1
The state government has finally implemented the improvised beat system making it mandatory for all police stations across the State to abide by the order with effect from April 1, 2017. The government has incorporated the improvised beat system with an objective of making the beat system more effective and strong and to ensure people –friendly policing bridging the gap between the latter into confidence
The order dated March 24, 2017 issued by the Director and Inspector General of Police, Bangalore, has asked the Superintendent Police of all districts and Police Commissioners in the Commissionerate to take measures to implement the revised beat system from April 1, 2017 and to make necessary communication over its implementation to the police chief’s offices within a fortnight.
A beat system lays the foundation for all police responsibility. At present, an officer of the rank of inspector or sub Inspector is responsible for checking crime and for maintaining law and order in his identified jurisdiction .But under the improvised beat system the government basically aims for the empowerment of constables and head-constable
The improvised beat system is an inclusive system which aims at involving all the police staff and facilitates towards extracting equal work from the staff effectively. The system provides recognition to the police staff down the hierarchy as power and responsibility go hand in hand for these staff members. They are also required to hold monthly meeting with the citizens committee members towards ensuring a people friendly policing and to check crime