New Delhi: Delhi Police`s Barakhamba Road Station has been adjudged as the best police station in Asia, according to a survey conducted by a global alliance of NGOs.
The survey was a part of Global Police Station Visitors Week organised by Altus Global Alliance (AGA) in which 45 stations of Delhi Police had participated.
Total 1,340 police stations in 22 countries participated in the Police Station Visitors` Week which was observed from November 3 to 9 last year.
During the survey, general public visited the Police Station following which they were asked to give their feedback to AGA on criteria like transparency, accountability, detention condition, community orientation among others.
"Forty five Police stations in Delhi took part in the Citizen`s Audit conducted during the Global Police Station Visitor`s Week, 2013. This was coordinated and conducted by the Vigilance Unit of Delhi Police. It is a matter of pride that Barakhamba Road Police Station has been chosen as the top Police Station in Asia," said a senior police official.
The then Station House Officer of Barakhamba Road Police Station Inspector Satish Sharma and Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma have been invited to the International Conference on Police Reforms: Progress and Challenges to be held on June 6 in Antigua, Guatemala, where they will be felicitated.
They will also be making a presentation of the best practices adopted here in Delhi, at the Police Station Level.
AGA had taken up Police Station Visitors Week initiative in order to provide citizens the opportunity to become better acquainted with the police and giving police insight into how their services are evaluated, promotes human rights standards with local police reforms.
Police Stations which are rated most highly are recognised by the Altus Global Alliance and are encouraged to share the local practices and models that make police stations more citizens oriented nationally, regionally and globally.