Quality of police force should be improved: Sivanandan

Maharashtra DGP D Sivanandan Thursday said that the quality of police force should be improved rather than increasing their quantity.

Thane: Maharashtra Director General of
Police D Sivanandan today said that the quality of police force should be improved rather than increasing their quantity.

"I want to upgrade the image of the Maharashtra police
force. It is not the quantity alone but the quality which also
matters while expecting better output from the police,"
Sivanandan told reporters here after inaugurating the
three-day Cyber Safe Thane-2010 event organised by the Thane
police to make citizens aware of various crimes arising in
Cyber world.

Two things that are needed to get better output from
police force was giving best of education to them or family
members or taking care of their health, he said.

Lauding the police`s work in the district, Sivanandan
said that "this initiative by the police will go a long way in
making Thane a safe place."

On cyber crime, the DGP said, "Cyber crimes were not
confined to fraud or net, credit card or others but has gone a long way and covered a wide area which could cause much more damage."
Sivanandan also said that the policemen in the state
need to be equipped with latest equipments to carry out
investigations and to prevent crimes.

When asked about the recent rape case in which a
senior police officer was allegedly involved, the DGP said
what the police officer had done was definitely wrong. "Action
would be taken against him as it has brought a shame to the
police force," he added.

PTI

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