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Mumbai cops use witty tweets and puns to create Drug Awareness in city

July 11th, 2016|Articles & Opinions, Mumbai Protector, Post|

by Mohit Naik Hi, have you met us? These are some of the interesting  and witty tweets used by the city cops to spread  awareness on the hazards of drug and alcohol consumption among the youth who are prone to be addicted to it. Drug abuse is growing among the youth. Although there are a variety of drugs available in the market, but the effects and symptoms are the same on consumption. If the addiction increases it becomes a need more than a solution. Drug abuse has been on the rise among the youngsters in the recent times. Every other [...]

Khaki goes green! Celebrates Van Mahotsav

July 5th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

The government of Maharashtra undertook an ambitious tree plantation initiative to ensure the green cover of the state grows. The state government decided to plant two crore trees on July 1 across Maharashtra. The annual celebration of Van Mahotsav, popularly known as Forest Day, starts today and will continue for a week across the nation. The intention of this annual celebration is to improve the green cover, especially in unforested areas. Started in 1950 by the Ministry of Agriculture, this year the forest department has announced to plant three crore saplings across Maharashtra. Apart from forest department and police, even [...]

SLR replaces .303 Rifles in Mumbai Police

July 4th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

     One of the most used weapons by the police officials and also known as the hallmark of the Mumbai police constabulary has been finally retired from its duty by the government. The decision was taken after the Government Resolution (GR) was passed on February 12. The antiquated.303 will be now be replaced by the British developed Self Loading Rifle (SLR).The step was taken after the 26/11 terrorist attacks, where several police official were left to face the terrorist with .303 which have to be loaded before every shot. There was criticism about how ill equipped the police were, having to [...]

Mumbai GRP launches PRATISAAD Web Based Response App

July 3rd, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

With adoption of social networking in a big way Mumbai police too have moved a step ahead to communicate with people. Recently, the Mumbai sleuths have launched their Twitter account which received a tremendous response from all over the city. Not to be left far behind were the Thane Rural police who have launched an App known as FIR (First Immediate Response) which helps the citizens to get in touch with the police officials at a finger touch. Likewise, analysing the mindset of youth of today’s generation and in an attempt to walk along with them, the Mumbai Railway police [...]

Cops Should be well Trained and Keep Pace with Science and Technology

July 2nd, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Officer's Speak, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1“Our country today is rapidly moving towards being one of the powerful economies of the world. But some mischief mongers are posing as hindrance towards this growth story and creating turmoil. The youth of the country is dynamic and proud of the country", says D.Sivanandhan, former DGP Maharashtra. In a conversation with Satya Swaroop, Managing Editor —Protector he deliberates on various issues of concern related to security of the citizens.What are your thoughts on ISIS?ISIS is the most cruel and virulent kind of organization we have ever seen in the history. They are stunning the [...]

More Transparency Better Governance

July 1st, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Officer's Speak, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1Ahmed Javed, former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai CityMumbai’s former Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Javed, a 1980-batch IPS officer, is suave, courteous, and has among his previous appointments, served as Additional Commissioner of Police (Central Region), Commissioner of Police (Navi Mumbai), Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order -Maharashtra. He also served as Superintendent of Police in Buldhana and Nanded. Ahmed Javed is no stranger to the city either as he has served in various capacities in the past, like Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) in Mumbai as well as Deputy Commissioner of Police, [...]

Super Cop Flourishes KHAKI

June 30th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Assistant police inspector Sachin Gavas who heads the Anti Human Trafficking wing of the Thane (Rural) police is amongst the few policemen who have been handpicked for the Director General of Police’s Insignia for meritorious service this year.Justice, liberty, equality and fraternity are some of his goals. His goals are huge and he takes turns at his short term goals like building infrastructure for preventive detection while monitoring effective detection of crimes in his jurisdiction.Gavas shares a good rapport with complainants, listening to their problems and solving them. As a result, his reputation with common people has been growing by [...]

Fire App to Safeguard Citizens Launched

June 29th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Social media today is one of the most popular ways in use to interact with a large number of people belonging to any age group, sector etc. With introduction of applications that enable purchase of life style products with a touch of phone screen, understanding the growth and importance of technology has become pertinent. Recognizing the growing importance of social media in common man’s life the police department are also taking to social media to help people.The twin city of Mira Bhayandar which comes under the jurisdiction of Thane Rural Police, recently introduced a new app that will help them [...]

Vox Populi

June 29th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post, Vox Pop|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1 With increasing number of crimes within the city throughout the year, The Protector sought opinion from the residents of Mumbai on how the city police fared in their duties during Ganesh festival, Holi,Diwali, etc.   “The Mumbai police did an excellent job in controlling the crowd all over the city during festivals. Environment pollution is now a serious cause of concern. Mumbai police should include environmental awareness in their upcoming programs” Shivam Pathak, Engineer   “I was driving somewhat recklessly and had been pulled over (rightfully so) and they handled the situation absolutely perfectly. [...]

Traffic Rules Awareness Drive

June 29th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

According to the annual report of Navi Mumbai police, there has been a considerable increase in the number of road accidents in 2015, as compared to the year before. In 2015, 604 instances of road accidents were reported of which, around, 512 cases were solved. In 2014, on the other hand 516 cases of road accidents were reported, out of which, 446 were solved. This means, there has been a 17% increase in the cases of road accidents in Navi Mumbai from 2014 to 2015.Although, the percentage of cases solved by the Navi Mumbai police is more or less the [...]

72% of Indian Companies Face Cyber Attack – KPMG Survey Report

June 29th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1Cyber crime has been termed as one of the important aspects of crime in today’s technology driven world. The threat of cyber-crime looms large over high profile businesses and also on the general public. KPMG  recently carried out a survey on cyber crime. The cyber-crime survey report 2015 released by KPMG in India has come up with some drastic figures. It shows an increase in cases of cyber-crime registered in India. Over 250 respondents of the likes of CIOs, CISOs, CAEs, CROs, COOs and related professionals from across India participated in the survey.The KPMG in [...]

Suicide or Murder

June 28th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

With fresh developments coming in every minute, the mystery surrounding Pratyusha Banerjee’s sudden departure continues to deepen. The fact that her friends remember Pratyusha as a happy person and that the Balika Vadhu actress was planning to get married reportedly this month, has further sent shock waves through the industry. It’s a shocking case that’s taking mysterious turns every day. Here’s a timeline of what all has occurred in the first week since her death. April 1, FridayBalika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee, 24, was found hanging at her Goregaon residence at around 5 pm. She was rushed to Kokilaben Ambani [...]


June 28th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1A new six story building with advanced facilities comparable to London and Israel police departments was inaugurated as Mumbai police headquarters, almost like a New Year gift for local cops. On December 28, the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the new building at the Mumbai Police Commissionerate’s compound.The building has Command & Control Center (CCC) of the CCTV cameras installed in South Mumbai that was launched recently. The building houses a gym, police welfare department and citizen acknowledgment center. The six story building also includes Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU), Special Task Force, Missing Person’s Bureau, [...]

Dr Mahesh Patil Takes Over Charge As Thane SP (Rural)

June 27th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1 Red Alert for Thane Night Life! The name of Vasant Dhoble assistant commissioner of police (Mumbai) now retired is famous for his stern action against eateries and dance bars that were engaged in any kind of unlawful activities during his stint. For those who keep a tab on police action on unlawful trades another name that sends shivers down the spines of lawbreakers is that of, DCP Dr. Mahesh Patil. In a recent reshuffle of police personnel he has taken charge as Superintendent of Police, Thane (Rural). The news has put the bar owners [...]

Crackdown on Assets to Curb Crime

June 27th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1 The police have decided to ensure gangsters’ properties are identified in a move meant to put a squeeze on criminals’ wealth. Deputy superintendents of police (DSPs) have been directed to ensure police station house officers (SHOs) in Patna make a list of criminals operating within their jurisdiction who have acquired properties. Issuing the order to the DSPs deputy inspector-general (central range) Shalin ordered that the details be submitted to the police headquarters. The order follows the revelation that Durgesh Sharma, the suspected mastermind behind jewellery shop-owner Ravikant Prasad’s murder, was building a shopping complex [...]

‘Dishari’ Ushering the Light of Education – Sarenga Police Station

June 26th, 2016|Articles & Opinions, Post, West Bengal Protector|

Sarenga PS is at a driving distance of one hour and twenty minutes from the district headquarters. It falls under the Jungle Mahal area and was heavily affected by Left Wing Extremist (LWE) insurgency until a few years back. Though there is no such problem now, the personnel posted at Sarenga remain alert 24x7 in order to ensure that the LWE problem does not occur again. The STRACO (Specially Trained Armed Company) in armoured vehicles patrols the area and keeps a strict vigil on the entire area. The total area of Sarenga is 235.68 Sq. Km of which 3.61 Sq. [...]

Earning Confidence Through Community Initiatives – Chhatna Police Station

June 26th, 2016|Articles & Opinions, Post, West Bengal Protector|

Chhatna Police Station is located at a distance of 14 km from the Bankura District headquarters. It has an area of about 448 Sq Km and is the second largest PS in the district. One fourth of the population in the area belong to tribal communities, mainly Sautal and Sabar tribes. The area used to very crime-prone earlier, but n o w w i t h i m p r o v e d p o l i c i n g a n d communications with the community members through a number of initiatives, the law keepers have been [...]


June 25th, 2016|Gallery, West Bengal Protector|

An Accomplished Cop & A Passionate Poet

June 25th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

It’s rare to find somebody like Quaiser Khalid, Addl. CP–Mumbai who juggles so effortlessly into so many roles which are so diametrically opposite in nature. While fulfilling his duties as the top cop in Mumbai he also pursues his passion for poetry with as much dedication and has managed to win as much appreciation and accolades. He has authored three books of poetry of which ‘Shawoore Asr’ was awarded the Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy Award in 2014. A positive person he lays emphasis on strong values, he believes success without a strong foundation of values is tasteless if not [...]

56,000 Police Personnel to get Relief after Mumbai CP’s EIGHT HOURS-Duty Policy

June 25th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

Protector Anniversary- Volume 7 issue 1According to a study by the Bureau of Police Research & Development, Government of India, 90% of the police staff currently works for more than 8 hours a day. 68% of officers report that their staff works for more than 11 hours a day and 28% report that the staff works for more than 14 hours a day. Nearly half of them report that they are called 8-10 times a month during their off period. To move to a shift system, 68% addition to the current sanctioned strength is needed. India’s current police to population [...]

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Leaders Speak

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.
Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister
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.
CH. Vdyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra
The magazine delves deep into issues, to present a complete picture focusing the good and the valiant jobs done by the Police Department.
Himanshu Roy, ADG, Maharashtra
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.
R. Sreelekha, ADG, Kerala
The PROTECTOR has tried to highlight the genuine problems faced by the Police Force and find solutions to these problems through informed debate.
K. Sankaranarayanan, Former Governor, Maharashtra
‘Fight Against Terrorism’ is a significant contribution for enhancing the security climate of the city of Mumbai.
M. K. Narayanan, Former Governor, West Bengal
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.
Prithviraj Chavan, Former Chief Minister, Maharashtra
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.
Dilip Kumar, Legendary Bollywood Actor
The PROTECTOR magazine has rendered immense service in sensitising the public on the issues of safety and security and the fight against terrorism .
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra
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.
Pravin Dixit, DGP, Maharashtra
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.
Late R. R. Patil,, Former Home Minister, Maharashtra
Gaining the trust of communities is essential to contain terrorism from both external and domestic elements.
JF Ribeiro, Former Commissioner of Police Mumbai & DGP Punjab
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.
D. Sivanandhan, Former DGP, Maharashtra
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.
Sanjeev Dayal, Former DGP, Maharashtra
Transparency, accessibility and fair play goes a long way in improving the public perception of the police.
Ahmed Javed, Former Commissioner of Police, Mumbai

Late Sri R. R. Patil former Home Minister – Maharashtra, sharing his opinion about Protector Magazine