Comparing the need for security to that for oxygen, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Benazir Ahmed on Tuesday said the police force has taken its services deep into the villages of the country through beat policing, since without security “there would be no village town”.
The IGP came up with the remark while addressing the launch of the graphic novel ‘Durjoy’s Diary’ and animated film series of the same name made by members of the police and depicting the life of police on the beat, at Bangladesh Police Auditorium in Rajarbagh on Tuesday.
“Without security, there will be no village town. That is why we have reached the police service to the village through beat policing,” said Benazir, the chief guest.
Beat policing has been introduced by dividing the country into 6,912 beats. Highlighting the success of beat policing, the IGP said that as a result of beat policing, there has been a reduction of 20-25,000 cases in the country.
Mentioning the relevance of Durjoy’s Diary, the police chief said that the graphic novel is a medium that reaches the people very quickly. A perfect example, he said, was the cartoon character ‘Meena’.
Through the graphics in Durjoy’s Diary, people will be able to know about beat policing services. On the other hand, officers of beat policing can also know about their responsibilities through it.
The IGP said, “We have released the first part of the series based on various events, problems, information and agenda.” More such series will be released later.
Earlier, the IGP along with other guests unwrapped Durjoy’s Diary. An animated film based on the story was screened on the occasion.
Note that the animated character Durjoy is the main character of ‘Durjoy’s Diary’. Police Sub-Inspector Iftekhar Ahmed Durjoy is a beat police officer. His colleague Assistant Sub-Inspector Nazneen Nahar Shapla. Every day ordinary people from far flung areas bring various problems to Durjoy. He writes down significant events in his diary. He along with colleagues has been solving people’s problems. They stand by the side of people in danger. This is how continuous police service is being delivered to the people through beat policing.
In the book ‘Durjoy’s Diary’ edited by Md. Kamruzzaman, AIG of Multimedia and Publicity Wing of Police headquarters, the book contain ten stories, including ‘ Chhintai Nirmoley beat police ‘ (Police to eradicate hijacking), ‘Bikretader toththo diley protirodh Korbey Police ‘ (Police to oppose transfer of data to Sellers).
Additional IG (Crime and Ops) M Khurshid Hossain gave welcome speech on the occasion. Additional IGs of Bangladesh Police, Chiefs of various units based in Dhaka and senior police officers were present on the occasion. All the Metropolitan Commissioners, Range DIGs and District Police Super were virtually present on the occasion.
Source: United News of Bangladesh