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Community Policing

“AMA POLICE”: COMMUNITY POLICE PROJECT OF GOVERNMENT ODISHA

Community Policing

“Sensitized Police for Empowered Society”

Launching:-
The “AMA POLICE” scheme was Launched by Hon’ble CM, Odisha on 1st April, 2013 at Markat Nagar Police Station of  Police Commissionerate of Cuttack Urban Police District.

Guidelines issued vide Home Department Letter No 12664 dt 26 March, 2013 on successful implementation of the “AMA POLICE” scheme.

Implementation & Reach of the Programme

  • Number of Households: 33,4155
  • Number of Household Visited : 3,00,000-approx
  • Percentage Coverage : 85%

 

PAPER CLIPPINGS :


(The Dharitri Dt.23.09.2015)


(The Sambad Kalika Dt23.09.2015)


(The Samaya Dt.23.09.2015.)


(The Pioneer Dt.23.09.2015.)


(The Samaja Dt.23.09.2015.)

OBJECTIVES:

    1. Prevention of Crimes.
    2. Furthering co-operation and mutual understanding between Police and the community.
    3. Furthering Security-related mutual co-operation among citizenry.
    4. House Visit’ by the CPO – acts as a ‘linking pin’ between the community and Police Station
    5. Community empowerment & empowerment of the constabulary
    6.  Reduced trust-deficit between community and police, free-flow of information
    7. Synergy of Community resources in crime prevention
    8. Better sense of security
    9. Helps strengthening internal security


 

LAUNCHING IN OTHER DISTRICTS :


(GANJAM)


(KENDRAPARA)


(ANGUL)


(SUNDARGARH)


(ROURKELA)

Structure of the CP unit in District/Police Station, ‘Ama Police’


FEW SUCCESS STORIES

Police District Rourkela
    1. CPO C/1116 Hemanta Kumar Sahoo and CPO C/1218 Rubiaynus  Kujur  contacted by Smt. Chandana Pati seeking urgent medical assistance. CPO at his own initiative  hired an auto and evacuated to IGH. Timely hospitalization saved his life. Such examples will have a salutary impact in terms of  reorienting repackaging the police image.
    • CPO C/1116 Hemanta Kumar Sahoo of  Beat No.10 got an information of out break of a dispute between Azad Basti and Neherupali Mahala. Dispute arose between kids during  a cricket match.  Soon took a communal colour . CPO C/1116 Hemanta Kumar Sahoo reached the spot. Intimated the PS, called other CPOs. Since most of the youngsters were known to the CPO by face his presence had salutary effect of   curbing their aggressive postures. Very soon IIC arrived at the spot with adequate re-enforcement. The matter was soon resolved amicably and both the parties thanked the police for its timely intervention which prevented a small incident from blowing out of proportion.
  1. CPOs under Plantsite P.S organized a rally to create awareness against consumption of liquor and drugs.

Nawarangapur District
  1. A dispute erupted  between villagers of Bokoda and Amalibhatta under Bokoda G.P arising out of distributions of forest wood. “Ama Police” Beat officer C/176 Purna Chandra Majhi quickly understood that it would  lead to a  serious law and order situation in the Beat area.
                He brought the matter to the notice of community relation officer  SI. G.S.Majhi . He rushed to that place and tried to persuade  them to maintain law and order. But he wisely  anticipated  that  the  matter is of  severe nature. Then he brought the matter to the notice of  IIC/SDPO,Umerkote  to intervene   in the matter. They started to get resolved  this issue with the help of “Ama police” initiative and held a meeting of  Samiti members namely Sri. Jhadaeswar Mohanty (Chairman NAC,Umekote), Sri Srinibas Pattnaik (Advocate), Smt. Susila Majhi ( Chairman Umerkote Block)  and organized  a re-conciliation meeting attended by the people of both villages. The matter was resolved with the endeavor made by “Ama Police” innovation.
  2. (Nawarangapur)

    (Nawarangapur)

  3. DISPUTE BETWEEN THE ST AND CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY PEOPLE OF VILLAGE PUJARIGUDA, PS UMERKOTE OVER USE OF GOVT. LAND FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREMATION OF DEAD BODIES.

    There is serious dispute exist between Christian and ST community over 24 acres of Govt. land in village Pujariguda for cremation of dead body. From the total disputed land 15 to 16 acres have already been mostly encroached by  Christian community. Some portion of the land is used for school ground and major portion has been utilized for a forestation. The ST people used to inhume the dead bodies in the said land seeing this the people of Christian community also started using the land for cremation purpose. Considering the gravity of the incident the local police sought help of “Ama Police”.  Full body of Ama Police organized a meeting and got success to persuade both the communities to maintain a status quo until District Administration issue fresh order regarding land.

PROTEST REGARDING INSTALLATION OF ELECTRICAL SUB-GRID ON THE GOVT. PLOT AT ADHIKARIGUDA, UMERKOTE.

    Govt. land measuring about 17 acres available in village Adhikariguda. the Electric department, Nabarangpur decided to install an Electric Sub-Grid on the said land for free flow of current, after getting  approval from District Administration. As the land adjacent to Satanami sahi and Satanami people use the land for grazing their cattle, objected the acquiration of that land. On the interference and persuasion of  local administration the matter could not be settled. For which police sought the immediate intervention of “Ama Police” to resolve the matter.  On 12.10.13 “Ama Police” convened a meeting  of Satanami sahi people in presence of local Tahasildar and others. The matter was amicably settled and the Satanami people assured not to create any problem for installation of Electric Sub-Grid in that place.

       

IMPACT OF AMA POLICE

  • Constabulary feels empowered.
  • Public feels empowered.
  • Vulnerable sections especially women feel empowered.
  • Smaller issues affecting the community like drunkenness,      gambling, street fights, eve teasing, loitering, wife beating etc. have reduced significantly.
  • Inflow of information regarding crime has improved.
  •  Public appreciates the problems being faced by police.
  • Accessibility of Police to people and vice-versa has increased.
  • Public support in handling important law and order problem and communal situation has been garnered.
  • People’s participation in civic activities has increased eg. evening patrolling, street lighting, bush cutting, jal chatra, sports activities.

GANJAM DISTRICT

Community dispute between Redika & Hadi community that potential of developing into major Law and Order situation and there was every possibility of community clash. It was sorted out by the joint effort of Beat officer and Ama Police Samiti Members.
Few anti-socials were eve-teasing near the women’s college and had molested one girl of 16 years. They were arrested by the active help of the members of Ama Police Samiti.

NUAPADA DISTRICT

Villagers called up in the middle of the night when quarrel erupted between villagers. Beat officer reached there and sorted out the problem.
One relative of a widow lady took away her mobile phone forcibly. The widow approached the beat officer and got her phone back.
Two destitutes were not getting old age pension and were harassed at Panchayat. Beat Officer requested the Sarpanch and they started getting pension.

 

Positive Results of Ama Police:

  • Close cooperation between police and the people. Vigilant society and public.
  • Attitudinal change in the behaviour of the police personnel.
  • Increased interaction of the police personnel with citizens.   Interaction on mobile phones.
  • Prompt response by police.
  • Information flow helping in controlling the crime.
  • Empowerment of constables.  

Good work done by“AMA POLICE SAMITI”.

Sl.No. Name Of Organisation Date of Implementation/Occurrence Subject
26. Jajpur Police District. 27.11.2016 A Blood Donation Camp by Kalinga Nagar P.S. Jajpur District.
25. Asika P.S. Ganjam. 23.11.2016 Traffic Awareness Campaign by Asika P.S. Ganjam.
24. Asika Police Station,Ganjam. 17.11.2016 Traffic Awareness Campaign by Asika P.S., Ganjam.
23. Aska Police Station,Ganjam. 04.10.2016 Fire Safety Awareness Campaign by Ama Police Samiti, Aska P.S. Ganjam.
22. Tirtol P.S. Jagatsinghpur. 04.10.2016 Traffic Awareness Campaign by Tirtol Police Station Jagatsinghpur.
21. Burla P.S. Sambalpur. 05.09.2016 Blood donation camp by Burla P.S. Sambalpur.
20. Baisinga P.S. Mayurbhanj. 28.08.2016 Swachha Baisinga Abhiyan by Baisinga P.S, Mayurbhanj.
19. Udala P.S, Mayurbhanj Police District. 02.08.2016 Dengu and Malaria awareness campaign by Udala P.S, Mayurbhanj.
18. Dhusuri Police Station, Bhadrak District. 29.07.2016 Workshop on Cyber Crime organized by Dhusuri P.S, Bhadrak.
17. Kaliapani P.S. Jajpur Police District. 31.07.2016 Blood Donation Camp by Kaliapani P.S, Jajpur.
16. Tihidi Police Station, Bhadrak. 22.07.2016 Workshop on Cyber Crime by Tihidi P.S. Bhadrak.
15. Tihidi Police Station, Bhadrak. 13.07.2016 Dengu Awareness Rally by Tihidi P.S. Bhadrak..
14. Betanoti P.S, Mayurbhanj. 26.06.2016 Awareness Programme on Drug Abuse by Betanoti P.S, Mayurbhanj.
13. Aska Police District,Ganjam. 15.06.2016 Feliciatates to H.S.C Exam Topper students by Ama Police Samiti, Aska P.S,Ganjam.
12. Tangi Police Station,Cuttack. 05.06.2016 World Environment Day-2016 observed by Tangi P.S,Cuttack.
11. Polsara Police Station,Ganjam. 29.05.2016 Swachha Polasara Abhiyan by Polsara P.S,Ganjam.
10. Tangi P.S.,Cuttack. 19.05.2016 Jalachhatra by Ama Police Samiti Tangi P.S.
9. Aska P.S,Police District Ganjam. 05.05.2016 Provision of a “Dead body carriage” by Ama Police Samiti, Aska.
8. Tangi P.S.,Cuttack. 09.05.2016 Plantation Work by Ama Police Samiti Tangi P.S.
7. Tihidi Police Station,Bhadrak. 08.05.2016 Feliciation to H.S.C Exam Six Topper students by Ama Police Samiti,Tihidi P.S,Bhadrak.
6. Jajpur Road P.S.,Jajpur.. 25.04.2016 Humanitarian Work of Jajpur Road P.S. Ama Police Samiti.
5. Korei P.S.,Jajpur.. 20.04.2016 Jalachhatra by Ama Police Samiti Korei P.S.Jajpur
4. Aska Police Station, Ganjam. 20.04.2016 Opening of “Jalachhatra” by Ama Police Samiti, Aska PS,Ganjam.
3. Panikoili P.S.,Jajpur. 12.04.2016 Jalachhatra by Ama Police Samiti Panikoili P.S.
2. JajpurPolice District. 28.10.2015 Awareness Campaign on De-addiction.
1. Jajpur. 08.09.2015 Plantation Work by Ama Police Samiti of Balichandrapur P.S.
VIEWS OF THE PUBLIC

(ROURKELA)


(UPD Cuttack)

Photographs and News Paper Clippings

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