November 01, 2018 09:45 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Chandigarh Police was raised after the declaration of Chandigarh as Union territory on 1st November, 1966. The first Chief of Chandigarh Police was Sh. V.K. Kalia, SSP. The post of IGP was created in the year 1981 and 18 Inspector General’s of Police have been appointed till date. Presently, Sh. Sanjay Baniwal, IPS is the Director General of Police. Today the number of police personnel in Chandigarh police has reached more than 6000 to maintain security, law & orders and traffic arrangements in the city.

This year also, Chandigarh Police is celebrating “Chandigarh Police Week-2018” from 1st November, 2018 to 7th November, 2018, which has become an annual feature. The basic objective of Police Week is to build a close bonding with the members of the public and to form stronger partnerships between Police and the communities they serve. The Police week is being organized to build public interest, support and to reduce the gap between the Police and public.

During the Chandigarh Police Week, celebrations will definitely bring community, people, citizen forums, students closer to Police and to build up the desired trust and rapport as required. Chandigarh Police has been continuously striving to keep the city safe & secure. Various units of Chandigarh Police like District Police, PCR, Operation Cell, Security Wing, Traffic Police keep working round the clock to provide best policing services to the citizens.

To mark this occasion, today, a parade was organized in Police Lines, Sector 26, Chandigarh. Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore, was the chief guest on the occasion. Sh. Parimal Rai, IAS, Advisor to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. Sanjay Baniwal, IPS, Director General of Police, Dr. O.P. Mishra, IPS, DIG/UT, Sh. Milind Mahadeo Dumbere, IPS, SSP/Headquarters, Sh. Shashank Anand, IPS, SSP/Security & Traffic, Ms. Nilambari Jagdale, IPS, SSP/UT and Sh. Ravi Kumar, IPS, SP/Operations, along with other officers from Administration & Police department, their families and retired police officers of Chandigarh Police were present at the function. Sh. Sanjay Baniwal, IPS, Director General of Police delivered welcome address to the Hon’ble guests as well as to audience.

Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore appreciated Chandigarh Police and wished all employees of Chandigarh Police on this occasion of 52nd Raising Day. Hon’ble Chief Guest in his address said, “Chandigarh Police has been identified as professional, committed, responsible and accountable police force in these 52 years since 1966”. Chandigarh Police has wide role and contribution for making city beautiful secure and safe. Many steps have been taken by Chandigarh Police for the security of Senior Citizens and Women. Traffic management and traffic law enforcement now has become identity of Chandigarh Police.

Chief Guest again wished Chandigarh Police for his Citizen friendly efforts. He  highlighted important initiatives started by Chandigarh Police. Chandigarh Police initiated first automated manpower placement software in country. Special training programme for school teachers to equip them with necessary skills to identify early stages of drug addiction and risky behavior in students has been started by Chandigarh Police which is an appreciable step. To handle cyber related crime more effectively a state of the art cyber directorate will be established soon in Chandigarh. Tricity co-ordination is necessary for crime control. Chandigarh Police has been successful in controlling law and order situation, traffic management and crime control in the city. At last Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator praised and gave compliments to all officers of Chandigarh Police for their best parade.

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