Functioning of Women Reception Desks

Women Desks have been set up in most of the Police Stations of the State, since February 2006, under the charge of Women Police personnel, with an aim to help Women and Children seeking Police help, which they can do without any fear or inhibitions. Cases of atrocities against Women and Children, and harassment of women at home, work places or in public places, come under the purview of the Women Desks. These have proved to be extremely successful. The Womens Desk in a Police Station is under the control of a WSCPO/WCPO who listens to the complaints patiently and sympathetically, and takes the matter to higher authorities wherever necessary. The Women Desk also provides adequate and proper information to the Women and Children approaching them on various issues relating to the Police work. The Women Desk is functioning during daytime ie. from 8 AM to 6 PM on all days. This system has been found to be a great success in redressing the grievances of the needy Women and Children.

OBJECTIVES

To develop Women Friendly Spaces with an area of above 150 Sq. Feet in all Police Stations. These spaces will have basic amenities for Women, sufficient furnishings and Educational Materials.

Senior Citizen Help Desk

 Now a days the phenomenon of the growth of elderly population (60+) in India is alarming. In India, the culture of sending elderly persons to Old Age Homes is spreading with a remarkable pace. In 2002, of the total number of 1018 old age homes in India registered with the Help Age India, 186 were from Kerala. The old age population in India in 1961 was 25.6 million while after 30 years i.e., in 1991 it was more than double which comes to 56.7 million. In Kerala the old age population is much higher than that of the other states. It is also to be noted that majority of old age people in Kerala are widows. In 1991, among the old age people in the range of 60-69, 53.8% are widows and among those above 70 years it comes to 69.20 percent. As such the issues related to the old age and their grievances are showing an increasing trend. Statistics shoes that nine percent of our population is the elderly people and sixty-seven percent of those elderly people are widows. By 2021, about 20 percent of our population will be elderly people and the demand for the social security system in this sector will enormously increase. So, it is highly important to remember that social security to the senior citizens is not a charity but it is their basic human right. Hence Senior Citizen Help Desks have been constituted in all Police Stations within the jurisdiction of Thrissur Rural Police District and being functioned properly under the strict supervision of Inspectors of Police concerned. Functioning of the Senior Citizen Help Desks in this unit have improved the life style, security feeling and reduced the loneliness of the elderly people. The Senior Citizen Help Desk is formed to ensure the safety and security of senior citizens dwelling in the jurisdiction. The main objectives and features of the scheme are as follows -

►The senior citizens of the age group of 60 and above who are staying alone or as couple are covered by this scheme.

►Such citizens can make registration to the Senior Citizen Forum online.

►Every fortnight a Maytri policeman will be visiting the registered senior citizen at his home and ensure him maximum sense of security and confidence.

►During night patrolling, the concerned area should be under close surveillance. ►The senior citizen is not needed to visit the police station in any circumstance to make his complaint. He just rings up the toll-free helpline number (1090, 112) for police help.

►The SHO himself will organize field visits to Senior Citizens giving them a better sense of Security and Confidence.

►The SHO will personally contact the senior citizens at least once in every month to assess and address their security concerns.

►The senior citizens can contact the District Police Chief in the event of any emergency.

►The SDPOs must conduct frequent survey in their jurisdiction to identify senior citizens, especially aged couples, living alone.

►Police will intensify patrolling and vehicle checks in areas where more number of aged couples are living.

►The Local Police will keep monitoring the registered Senior Citizens by interacting with them on Telephone on regular basis.

Janamythri Suraksha

Janamythri Suraksha Project was initially started at Irinjalakuda Police Station in Thrissur Rural District as per Government Order, GO(Rt) No 1452/09 Home Dated 22.05.2009. At present 21 police stations in this district are Janamythri Police Stations.

 

 

Women Self Defence Training Programme

Women Self Defence Training Programme is a unique initiative of Kerala Police under its Community Policing Project. This project aims at empowering women through comprehensive awareness and practical training programme. The vulnerability of women and young girls is a major factor contributing to the instances of crime against women. This special programme for women's self defence has become extremely popular among the women folk of Kerala. Above 600 female police officers across the State have been trained to conduct the programme. The salient features of the project are: Empowering women through comprehensive awareness and practical training programme that includes -

  1. Confidence building tips to transform from a victim nature to smart nature
  2. Awareness on Legal aspects of crime against women
  3. Awareness on Police facilities for ensuring the safety of women
  4. Simple defence techniques to combat various threat situations like bag snatching, chain snatching, Sexual attacks, eve teasing, bus/ metro threats, lift attack, ATM attack, domestic violence etc.
  5. Nature of attacks and attackers and how to confront a dangerous situation.
  6. Awareness on Aspects of women empowerment.

 

 

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Student Police Cadet

The Student Police Cadet Project is a school-based youth development initiative that trains high school students to evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by inculcating within them respect for the law, discipline, civic sense, empathy for vulnerable sections of society and resistance to social evils. The project also enables youth to explore and develop their innate capabilities, thereby empowering them to resist the growth of negative tendencies such as social intolerance, substance abuse, deviant behaviour, and anti-establishment violence. Equally, it strengthens within them commitment towards their family, the community, and the environment. There are 23 schools in this district having Student Police Cadets

School Protection Group

Aiming at the safety and protection of school students School Protection Group was formed. School principal, PTA president, ward member or councillor, representatives from teachers and students, representatives from merchants and traders and police officers will be members of this group. The project will be implemented in high schools and higher secondary schools. The main aim of the project is to ensure the safety of students while crossing busy roads and junctions. The group will create awareness among students against the use of alcohol and other narcotic substances. They will also keep a tab on the mafia activities in and around schools. Selected schools form this district have School Protection Group.

Pink Police Patrol

Pink Police patrols for enhancing the safety for women and children in public places. The Pink Beat includes specially trained women police personnel. These police personnel will patrol on KSRTC and private stage carriers and will be present at bus stops, schools, colleges and other public places in Thrissur Rural police jurisdiction.

The Pink Patrol cars have been equipped with GPS tracking devices as well as cameras installed on the front and rear sides of the vehicles. The camera sends continuous visuals to the control room. These patrol vehicles will be led by a women police officer and will have two other women police personnel. The patrol will be deployed in areas that have high presence of women and will function from 8 am to 8 pm.

These personnel not just monitor the insides of the crowded public buses for misuse and hassle, but also look out for anti-social activities at bus stops, schools and other vulnerable areas.

Kadalora Jagratha Samithy

Kadalora Jagratha Samithy was formed with a view to enhance the police public relation and for sharing information regarding costal security. In Thrissur Rural district 6 police stations in the coastal areas Azhikode, Kodungallur, Mathilakam, Kaipamangalam, Valappad and Vatanappilly have Kadalora Jagratha Samithy. Fisheries Officials, Local Political representatives, Fishermen's from different Unions and concerned Circle Inspectors are the members in Kadalora Jagratha Samithy.

Last updated on Wednesday 15th of June 2022 AM