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Cops Leave No Stone Unturned For A Peaceful Ganesh Chaturthy

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

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 [...]

The Golden Years of Mr. Pravin Dixit, DGP ( Maharashtra)

August 22nd, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

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 [...]

Cops use Smartphone Apps to connect with people

August 21st, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

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 [...]

Transparency is Key to Performance..

August 21st, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post|

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 [...]

Police in News

July 27th, 2016|Mumbai Protector, Post, Updates|

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 [...]

An Emotional Farewell

July 22nd, 2016|Gallery, Mumbai Protector, Post|

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.

Maharashtra State Police Games 2016

July 20th, 2016|Gallery, Mumbai Protector, Post|

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. [...]

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 [...]

Hi-Tech MUMBAI POLICE for HQ

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, [...]

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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