View From The Top – Rajeev Kumar Commissioner of Police, Kolkata April – May 2017

Rajeev Kumar

Dear Readers,

Safety and security of the citizen is paramount importance to Kolkata Police. Its inclusive efforts for the set goal, in some cases inspire other counterparts. An endeavour to offer quality law education to its in-service and retired personnel and their wards has widened its area of diversied roles. Kolkata Police Law Institute is perhaps the rst of its kind in the country which has set up basically to educate its human resources with law degrees. Law degree would enhance the professional skill of the cops to empathise gray areas in investigation, trial and provision of law and to bridge the gap accordingly in the criminal justice delivery system. Kolkata Police Law Institute with a state of art library has a plan to introduce PG degree in Law in near future and to make it a centre of excellence. In this issue of Kolkata Protector, we have made an effort to detail about this premium law education college in the city.

Comprehensive attempt to reduce road accidents Kolkata Police has involved community for implementation of road rules and building awareness besides beeng up enforcement of law. Besides, observing Road Safety Week, an NGO has been associated with Kolkata Police to make a sustained effort in this regard. These aspects have also highlighted in this issue. Eight women police stations in the city have meanwhile extended their roles for providing special protection to the women. There is an article on women police stations to light upon their functions. Disaster Management Group rescues people trapped and marooned in disaster and natural calamities. DC (Combat Battalion) has contributed an article about their functions and responsibilities. An article is elucidated on the crucial role of Bomb Disposal Squad also plays a vital role by receiving phone calls, reaching at the spot and defusing bombs in the face of threat perception. A prole of Kolkata Police Family Welfare Centre has also been painted through an article. Pronam- a community policing project under the aegis of Kolkata Police has been introduced in all the police station to provide all possible supports to Senior Citizens. Recent cultural programme of Pronam organised by Eastern Suburban Division is reported in this issue. Apart from these articles regular columns have also been included in this issue of Kolkata Protector.

With the above, I hope you will enjoy this issue and gather useful information as well. Your support boosts up our morale and we repeat our pledge, we are ‘With you- Always.’

Rajeev Kumar

Commissioner of Police, Kolkata