Pune, August 2, 2020: Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Subodh Kumar Jaiswal inaugurated the new building of Pune Police Crime Branch yesterday at the premises of Police Commissioner’s Office. The State police chief was in the city to review measures taken by police for COVID-19 management.
Earlier, the Crime Branch units were located in small rooms. The building will help them get spacious offices. Superintendent Engineer of Public Works Department Teli, Divisional Engineer Rathod and Junior Engineer Santosh Kalkute were felicitated for their valuable contribution in the construction of the building.
SEVA system should be replicated in all districts: The Pune City Police are always ready to provide excellent services to the citizens of Pune City. With this view in mind, the Commissioner of Police Dr K Venkatesham had started the Service Excellence and Victim Assistance (SEVA) facility in Pune City from September 1, 2018.
Police Inspector Shilpa Chavan explained the functioning of the SEVA facility which impressed DGP Jaiswal. He said that SEVA system should be started in all districts of Maharashtra.
Under SEVA, a team of police personnel calls the complainants/visitors to the police chowky, police stations and other offices for their feedback on whether they are satisfied with the work of police personnel or not.
Core policing, crime detection top priority: DGP Jaiswal interacted with the senior police officers at the Cops Excellence Hall at the Police Commissioner’s Office, and inspected the information boards of the Pune City Police. He also gave instructions on core policing and emphasised on crime control and crime detection in the meeting.
Commissioner of Police Dr Venkatesham informed about the activities initiated during COVID-19 period like contact tracing and work for the migrant labourers, social policing cell, digital passes, social media videos and awareness books, police welfare schemes, quarantine and drone control. DCP Bachchan Singh presented information on various activities.
During the meeting, Joint Commissioner of Police Dr Ravindra Shiswe, Additional Commissioner of Police Sunil Phulari, Ashok Morale, Dr Sanjay Shinde, Deputy Commissioner of Police Virendra Mishra, Pankaj Deshmukh, Prasad Akkannavaru, Sambhaji Kadam, Mitesh Ghatte, Pournima Gaikwad, Suhas Bavache were also present.
Feel the Beat Story: DGP Jaiswal also felicitated Sanjay Sayani, the creator of ‘Feel the Beat Story’, with a book of appreciation. Under the Feel the Beat Story, the good work of police officers and constables are shared on social media.