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PFOs desk, women's help desk at police stations may be merged

PFOs desk, womens help desk at police stations may be merged

New Delhi: Delhi Police is mulling plans to merge the public facilitation officers (PFOs) desk and women's help desk across all its stations for effective policing.

Police sources claimed that personnel sitting at these new combined desk will take feedback of police investigation from woman victims and also apprised them with further proceedings.

Commissioner Amulya Patnaik recently held a meeting with senior officers, including Deputy Commissioners of all districts, where the proposal of merging both the desks was mooted.

Sources added that there will be a register that will contain all details regarding cases as well as the feedback given by victims regarding investigation of their case. This register would be handled by the station house officer of the concerned police station.

"The personnel sitting at the desk should be well aware of computers," said a police source.

PFOs are tasked with improving the image of Delhi Police and make it more public-friendly.

At the meeting, there was also a discussion regarding the disposal of complaints which come through the Lieutenant Governor Listening Post.

Patnaik also directed other officials to dispose of these complaints regarding policemen within a specified time frame.

Sources further claimed that the top cop reviewed night patrolling in districts and told officers to evolve new techniques of patrolling, which could deter crime.

Police sources added that soft skill training among policemen and effectiveness of border patrolling were also discussed at the crime review meeting.

A discussion was also held on the topic of constructing new police stations in different districts of the Capital, to help cops prevent crime in their respective area.

The Commissioner also directed Deputy Commissioners to tighten the noose on street crime and keep a tab on movement of suspicious persons entering the national Capital

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