The nature of crimes throughout the world is getting more complex. With the technological development in the world many new crimes are emerging on the scene. People associated with such crimes are affecting society. The police department holds great significance in ensuring safety of the people.
These days the police department is undergoing change worldwide. The concept of community policing is a new step in the policing system. It offers a positive change in society with its active participation. The idea behind it is to build a healthy relationship between the police and society. The police act as service provider whiles the community as a client. This creates a sense of trust between the police and society.
In Pakistan’s case, the police department carries little credibility and so is not in a position to render a positive response to the police department. Once this concept is materialized, the traditional role of the police will change and will lead to a better community - police relationship. The community policing system is a joint venture of the police-people cooperation in controlling crimes through collective efforts. The formation of different community police centre’s in Pakistan is also a positive step.
Aman Committees at Regional, District & Tehsails level are functioning to solve the issue related to minor crime as well as law & order situation with the cooperation of police and these committees perform pivotal role specially in Moharram-ul-Harram in the Region.
The District Okara Police believes in smart and efficient policing for the smooth functioning of a society. In order to turn our dream of facilitating the public into a reality, we have taken the following measures:
Masalhati Committee was established by DPO Okara. The main aim of forming this committee is to provide assistance to the police staff to reduce the crime rate and take appropriate actions against the offenders. The members of this committee are 12 to 16 per police station. Masalhati committee investigates the cases along with the police staff for providing immediate assistance to local public for their relevant problems.
Thikri Pahra is working with the assistance of patrolling police to control crime in the District.
Citizen Police Liaison Committee
The foundation of Citizen Police Liaison Committee aims to establish a peaceful and crime free society, to eliminate the gaps between police and public, and to upgrade and modernize the police services. It is a non-political statutory body representing all segments of the society. It is working under section 168, Police Order 2002, and is coordinating with the district police in efficient community policing. As a crime free society is not possible without the help and cooperation of public, we highly appreciate the public efforts towards a peaceful community.