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Kolkata Police prepares model guidelines on community policing

The Kolkata Police is preparing a model guideline on all its community policing programmes that could be used by the police from other states to take up similar projects.

Sources said that police from many other states often approach the Kolkata Police to know how the latter has become so successful in all its community policing programmes. The city police either had to depute an officer to describe them the entire mechanism verbally or they had to give details of the projects written in a piece of paper.

Thus, to give a complete picture of the projects of the Kolkata Police on community policing, the city police had decided to prepare a model guideline. The booklet will contain details of all the on-going projects, including the data that will showcase the success of the city police in each of its initiatives.

The Kolkata Police runs 10 different round-the-year community policing programmes, including Sukanya, Pranam, Goalz, Kiran and Nabadisha. All the projects had become immensely successful with thousands of people including children from backward classes, girls school goers and aged people getting benefitted.

Sukanya, the dream project of the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to give self defence training to girls school goers, were been appreciated internationally after five of the beneficiaries had won gold, silver and bronze medals in the recently held kick boxing world cup in Russia in September.

At the same time, project Pranam is to provide assistance to aged people, who stay alone in the houses in the city. Goalz that was introduced a few years ago had helped to find out talented footballers, many of whom are at present playing with the four popular football clubs in the state.

The process of collecting data to prepare the model guideline is almost complete. The policemen and NGOs involved in the projects were asked to submit all the data with them by Wednesday.

The model guideline will be prepared by compiling the data. It would also contain photographs. The photographs and the write ups in the booklet would help its users easily understand the process 
followed by the Kolkata Police to make community policing successful.
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