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Praveen Dixit In spite of the two most devastating World Wars in the last century, and determined efforts not to have the scourge of wars and destruction, we continue to witness repeated incidents of terrorism or insurgency or state sponsored terrorism, even today. There is hardly any continent or country which is free from this nuisance. Any expectation, therefore, that we can witness a world, which is peaceful and free from these incidents, is living in utopia. However, even though, we may not be able to eliminate these, does not mean, that we should give up our efforts. The option of not doing anything is [...]
K.P. Bakshi ACS (Home), Maharashtra Under the instructions of the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra the Home Department is undertaking several initiatives for further modernization in the Home Department including police as well as other units and undertakings under the control of Home Department. K.P. Bakshi, ACS(Home)- Maharashtra, in a conversation with Jyoti Pathak elaborates on the measures being taken by the department to strengthen it and prepare it to meet any eventualities.CCTV Surveillance System in all Municipal Corporations Areas of the StateAs of now, the CCTV installation of Mumbai and Pune city have been completed in all respects. Over 1200 cameras in Pune city and 5000 cameras in Mumbai city have been installed. Other cities which have completed CCTV surveillance system without any financial aid from the state government are Nanded & Aurangabad [...]
K.P. Bakshi Additional Chief Secretary- Home Maharashtra Greetings!Ensuring peace and harmony for the citizens is the prime concern of the home department. Considering the turmoil at the border these days, the law enforcers have to be more alert and vigilant. We need to devise policies to ward off any potential threat to the internal security of the nation, especially in the commercial capital of the country. Strategic planning is the key to implementation of any policy. It is important to set a time frame to every plan and accelerate the pace to meet the deadlines. The police force plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the citizens [...]
Satya Swaroop, Managing Editor Dear Readers,Greetings!The recent times have been very trying for the country with the turbulence at the border. The peace process has been hampered and many soldiers have lost their lives while defending the nation. The pain and the trauma for their families is agonizing. Similarly, in one of the major attacks on civilian life, on 26/11/2008 several innocent people lost their lives due to the terrorist attack in Mumbai, the commercial capital of the country. That historic attack actually made us sit up and introspect about the safety and security systems available to the police and citizens in such eventualities. The attack [...]
The drug abuse instances have been on the rise in Navi Mumbai. Taking cognizance of the scenario, the Navi Mumbai crime branch cops joined hands with Narcotic cell and conducted an anti drug awareness campaign involving school students - Nitesh PoojariThe Navi Mumbai Narcotics cell cops in association with crime branch police launched an Anti-drug awareness campaign for school students at APMC police station in Vashi. The students of Modern school, Swami Vivekananda School, Samant Vidyalaya and Modern India Mission participated in the awareness campaign. The initiative comes in the wake of the increasing use of dangerous drugs like Mephedrone (Meow [...]
As per 2011 census, Thane district is one of the most populated districts of the state of Maharashtra in Konkan Division and also in the country with a population of 11,060,148 inhabitants. The headquarters of the district is the city of Thane. Other major cities of the district are Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Murbad and Shahpur. Thane is also the third-most industrialized districts of Maharashtra.Of the major cities under Thane district, Mira-Bhayandar also known as the Twin city is growing at a very fast pace compared to others. As the number of citizens migrating to the twin [...]
Crimes like chain snatching and motor car theft may appear trivial but can be very traumatizing for the common man. Tackling street crime is very important because it affects the common man the most and image of the police too. But with their diligence, Navi Mumbai police have set a good record in detection of such cases and are determined to completely control this crime. “Policing is not a job to me, it is a passion,” says Dilip Sawant, DCP- Crime -Navi Mumbai in a conversation with Mohit Naik. An excerpt… According to you, what are the major policing challenges [...]
Under the guidance of DGP- Maharashtra, police is working on a two-pronged strategy of improving intelligence gathering about terror groups and connecting better with citizens.The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is also being equipped with modern gadgets and a strategy is being firmed up to effectively counter threats from outfits like ISIS, said Satish Mathur, DGP.As a first step, police personnel will visit each and every household in their jurisdiction to connect with people to get real-time intelligence inputs from society about anti-social and terror activities. Also, ATS will be equipped with modern gadgets to counter any emergency situation.On his maiden visit [...]
In a major drive, Maharashtra police with the help of Railway police reunited 15, 310 missing kids with their family within four months -- NiteshPoojariIn four months of Operation Muskaan, Maharashtra police has been able to rescue 15,310 missing, abducted as well as runaway children and reunite them with their families. The special initiative to trace these children was started in July last year and has been carried out four times since then.Brijesh Singh, director general, information and publicity (DGIPR), during a meeting said, “Such an operation is very vital considering the overworked police force, who are not able to take [...]
In the recent times, there has been an increase in the crime rate within the railway premises. In view of this, the railway police in a bid to curb the crime have initiated several programmes for the benefit of the 6.9 million commuters. As a gesture of gratitude, in an event a group of women in Mumbai tied rakhi to the cops and thanked them for their efforts. The cops also launched SAMEEP and B-safe programmes for women safety.Mohit Naik Railways are an important part of a citizen’s life. It is one of the most used and affordable modes to reach [...]
After a spate of attacks on the police officersby the members of public, the state has been in a state of dilemmathat while we have cops to protect us, cops do not have anybody to protect them. The safety of the man in khaki has become an important concern of the home department.- MohitNaik We live in a country where law and enforcement is given utmost respect since they define the boundaries that the citizens have to follow. And if any boundary is crossed we will be penalized. The police department in charge of law enforcement is continuously working towards maintaining [...]
Cops To Become Tech Savvy As social interaction applications like Whats App, Hike and Messenger become popular with the public, Mumbai police too have devised its own Cop App to communicate amongst themselves.---Mohit NaikIt is often said that it is because of the valour and hard work of the Mumbai police that the overall population of 1.4 crore people in the city can sleep in peace. People often see the negative side of their duty overlooking the reasons that could be the cause of their indifference. After a survey conducted recently, which indicated increasing stress level of the city cops, state police officials are [...]
Cops leave no stone unturned for a peaceful Ganesh ChaturthiSafety and security of citizens becomes very important with the approach of festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi. In anticipation of likely threats, the Mumbai police have made elaborate arrangements to ensure that the spirit of festivity is not reduced in any way due to any security lapse.The Mumbai police have installed around 1,235 CCTV cameras for the safety of the devotees who are all set to welcome their Bappa. Security arrangements have also been made for the visarjan of Bappa at Chowpatty. As citizens of Mumbai gear up to welcome their Ganpati [...]
After superannuation from Indian police service, & having relinquished the office of DGP- Maharashtra, I feel very content that I was at the helm of the Maharashtra state police which is considered to be the best in India and is held in high regard worldwide. My career journey began in 1977 as a young IPS officer, brimming with energy, twinkle in the eye and immense satisfaction of having been able to get into a career of my dreams. As I set out in my career, I recall it was my resolve to put in my best efforts relentlessly to my assignments and beat the challenges that came [...]
by Mohit NaikWith internet and social media becoming an important part of our lives especially for the younger generation, the city cops are trying their level to keep pace with it. The Navi Mumbai police have launched an Android and IOS application called ‘Citizen Cop’ to help people register complaints instantly about any crime that takes place in their knowledge. More than 5 lakh users have downloaded the app so far. Around 50 plus cases of eve teasing and molestation have been received so far through this application and are ready to tackle new ones. With this application citizens have become [...]
By Mohit NaikIndia’s former president and late A. P. J Abdul Kalam once said, ‘If a country intends to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key influencing societal members – the father, the mother and the teacher who can make a difference.’ Our society has been in the grips of bribery and corruption for a while and the Maharashtra state Anti-Corruption Bureau is working diligently towards eradication of these social evils. With thirty three thousand plus hits on their newly conceptualized Facebook page, ACB is gaining more and more popularity [...]
By Jyoti PathakHemant Nagrale takes over as Commissioner of Police - Navi MumbaiHemant Nagrale, a 1987 batch IPS officer took over charge as commissioner of police, Navi Mumbai from top cop Prabhat Ranjan.Meanwhile Ranjan has been promoted and posted as Director General (Legal & Technical). Prior to this posting Nagrale was posted as the chief vigilance officer at MHADA. While continuing with his regular policing work, Nagrale intends to open undetected cases.” I will be proactive and try to reach out to the citizens for the purpose of law and order. I am also thinking of regularly visiting various areas [...]
The atmosphere was filled with sentiments and emotion as 119 police personnel that included 71 constables & 48 officers retired, moving from one fruitful phase of their lives to another. The occasion was conducted under the presence of Thane Commissioner of Police- Parambir Singh and Joint Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dumbre.
The 28 th edition of Maharashtra State Police Games 2016 were held at Pune city. The much awaited event witnessed participation from teams all across the state. The games were formally inaugurated on Jan07, 2016 at 4pm by Hon. Chief Minister of Maharashtra – Devendra Fadnavis. Also present at the event were Ram Shinde-Hon.Minister of State – Home (Rural), Marketing, Public Health; Ranjeet Patil – Hon. Minister of State - Home (Urban), Urban Development, Gen Admin, Law & Judiciary, Parliamentary State. The event was attended in full force by senior officials with families. Additional chief secretary (Home) - Maharashtra, K.P. [...]
As The PROTECTOR magazine celebrates its 5th Anniversary, we recall with satisfaction comments by eminent personalities on the publication and its various initiatives.
The PROTECTOR magazine has succeeded in facilitating the Police-Public connect, an essential feature required for maintaining law and order in a metropolis as large and complex as Mumbai.
I congratulate New Media, the publishers of The PROTECTOR and its entire team for bringing out the publication on a regular basis to highlight the good work done by the Police for the benefit of the general public.
The magazine delves deep into issues, to present a complete picture focusing the good and the valiant jobs done by the Police Department.
The compendium of the 5th National Conference of Women in Police, prepared, published and brought out by New Media, Mumbai, is of supreme excellence, both in quality and content.
The PROTECTOR has tried to highlight the genuine problems faced by the Police Force and find solutions to these problems through informed debate.
‘Fight Against Terrorism’ is a significant contribution for enhancing the security climate of the city of Mumbai.
The publication has succeeded in sensitizing the public on the issues of safety and security and fight against terrorism. The PROTECTOR has been a great source of information.
I have read The PROTECTOR with interest and found it informative. It was interesting to know the history of Mumbai Police and the profiles of the men who galvanized the spirit of the Force.
The PROTECTOR magazine has rendered immense service in sensitising the public on the issues of safety and security and the fight against terrorism .
The PROTECTOR is an ideal medium to highlight the good work of the unsung heroes of the Police Department and motivates them to do better.
The USP of The PROTECTOR is its covering of timely initiatives. The magazine has been putting spotlight on issues like Women in Police, Community Policing and Police reforms.
Gaining the trust of communities is essential to contain terrorism from both external and domestic elements.
Being India’s financial capital, Mumbai is targeted by terrorists. We brought in modern equipments & initiated programs to augment their capacity. The PROTECTOR reflects this commitment.
The objective of the PROTECTOR is to act as a platform of connectivity between the police and the public. It has helped to bridge the communication gap existing between the police and the public.
Transparency, accessibility and fair play goes a long way in improving the public perception of the police.
Late Sri R. R. Patil former Home Minister – Maharashtra, sharing his opinion about Protector Magazine