We do a lot more than arrest criminals: Police to students
NAVI MUMBAI: City police personnel interacted with students and explained them the duties of the police force on Saturday.
The police also showed firearms to the students as part of the Maharashtra Police Raising Day celebrations. Students, who are generally scared of t he police force, were encouraged to ask questions and interact with the personnel.
“Generally, parents use the word police to scare the children. May be this is why so many students hesitate to speak to us when we are in uniform. It is necessary for them to know what the police do apart from ar resting criminals,” said Sangeeta Alphonso, senior inspector of Nerul police station.
“We invited more than 200 students from different schools and interacted with them,” she said.
The police told the children about their social obligations and how they have to sacrifice our family life for the safety of others.
“At the end of the session we asked the students how many of them wanted to join the police and more than 90% of them raised their hands,” said Alphonso.
Ajay Kumar Landge, senior inspector of Vashi police station, said, “We showed our weapons to around 150 students. During the session, we asked them what the students expected from the police and received a wide range of answers.”
The police also organised an exhibition of firearms and other explosives near Vashi railway station. Nearly 4,000 people participated in t he programme. The police band performed at Shivaji Chowk in Vashi for creating awareness about different crimes.
R Katkar, senior inspector of Rab ale police station, said, “There is an interactive session at our police station on Monday. We are trying to educate the public about the safety measures by putting up hoardings at different places.”
The police will also conduct a meeting at t he housing societies, with t he senior citizens and the residents of the coastal area as a part of the celebration.
For creating awareness about cybercrimes, the police have organised an awareness programme for the students at Agri- Koli Bhavan at Nerul on Monday afternoon.
“Students frequently use the computer and the Internet. However, not many of them are aware of the basics of the Information Technology Act. Owing to their ignorance, they are likely to commit petty crimes. So this session will be helpful for them,” said a police officer.
“We are expecting more than 500 students to attend the programme on Monday,” said the officer.
The Navi Mumbai police department’s band performs at Shivaji Chowk in Vashi to mark the Maharashtra Police Raising Day on Saturday.
A police personnel explains to visitors about the weapons displayed at Vashi railway station on Saturday.