MPO makes public action plan for 2016

Kathmandu, December 19

The Metropolitan Police Office has made public its plan of action for the year 2016.

Newly appointed Police Commissioner AIGP Pratap Singh Thapa said the plan of action was formulated with the objective of making police service more effective and efficient. It also aims to strengthen overall security situation of the Kathmandu Valley.

The MPO, Ranipokhari, is the primary law enforcement agency for Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of the Valley and commands all police components in the three districts. It comprises Public Security Division, Administration Division, Intelligence Division, Inspectorate, Crime Division, Traffic Division, Armed Police Battalion, Riot Control Battalion, Garrison Battalion, Control Room, three ranges, 18 circles, 50 sectors, three area police offices and 23 police posts at present.

The eight-point plan of action devised by AIGP Thapa envisages effective and efficient service delivery, effective crime control and investigation, administrative reform, maximum utilisation of state-of-the-art technologies, scientific mobilisation of available human resources and effective security arrangements for VIPs and vital installations.

The MPO has a plan to continue its ‘service with smile’ campaign, operation of Public Public Hand to Hand (P2H2) programme, regular monitoring and supervision, effective operation of CRVs and victim-friendly police service.

“The MPO will produce skilled human resources, and utilise scientific technologies, including polygraph and CCTV cameras for crime control and investigation. We have also decided to strictly implement reward and punishment system, zero tolerance against corruption and make transfers and promotions more transparent,” said AIGP Thapa.

Plans are also afoot to expand ‘Hamro Police’ (incident reporting mobile phone apps), digitise records of criminals and install vehicle x-ray machines at entry points of the Valley to prevent crimes. “We have introduced a concept of ‘right person in right place’, counselling and motivation, delegation of power, on-the-job training, briefing and debriefing for mobilisation of human resources in a more effective way,” he informed.

For effective traffic management in the Valley, MPO will mobilise human resources keeping in view the pressure of vehicular traffic, expand overhead bridges, raise awareness on the use of zebra crossing, repair and maintain traffic lights, manage stray cattle and continue crackdown on drink-driving.