IGP Kmr advocates for better community interactions and pioneers people-friendly policing
IGP Kmr advocates for better community interactions and pioneers people-friendly policing

Srinagar, November 25: Vidhi Kumar Birdi, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for the Kashmir area, has launched a novel approach to law enforcement by advising all police officers to take a people-friendly position while interacting with the public.
According to a senior police officer, since IGP Birdi assumed office, he has convened many meetings to discuss law and order and security issues in the valley, with a particular focus on the need to adopt a people-oriented approach.
“During these meetings, Birdi emphasized to the officers the need to maintain excellent public relations and concentrate on people-sensitive policing.”
Aside from operational and crime-related responsibilities, resolving public complaints ought to be the police’s first concern, according to the IGP.
Understanding the value of good community relations, Birdi has underlined how important it is for law enforcement to be approachable and compassionate while interacting with the people.
The IGP thinks that taking a people-friendly stance might result in a more constructive comprehension of the difficulties that the general public faces, which would eventually make it easier to resolve their complaints quickly.

Our mission is to safeguard and assist the community. We must be personable, perceptive, and sensitive to the wants and worries of the people we serve if we are to do that successfully. V. K. Birdi said, “I expect every officer to adopt a people-friendly attitude in their daily interactions.”
IGP Birdi has pushed officers to become involved in community outreach initiatives, encouraging them to meet with locals, go to community events, and take part in conversations about topics that impact the community. This edict is a component of a larger campaign to change the Kashmir region’s police ethos.
Reports suggest that police officer training programs place a strong emphasis on improving interpersonal and communication skills. These initiatives seek to provide police personnel with the means by which they may successfully interact with the community, settle disputes, and respond to public concerns.
The police force has responded well to the IGP’s appeal for a people-friendly strategy.
Senior officials declare that they will carry out the instruction and strive to have a more cordial and inclusive relationship with the people of Kashmir.
Leaders and activists from the local community have also praised the idea, expressing optimism that it would help create a police force that is more responsible and transparent.
This is a positive step in the right direction. A well-known community leader said, “Creating a culture of trust between the police and the community is crucial for a safe and secure society.
Birdi, a seasoned IPS officer from the AGMUT cadre who joined the 2003 batch, just took on the formal position of Inspector General of Police Kashmir.
Birdi brings a plethora of expertise to his new capacity. His remarkable career includes notable assignments like SSP Kupwara, DIG North Kashmir Range (NKR), and DIG Central Kashmir Range.
His assistance included crucial roles in central deputation, such as DIG NIA and DIG CBI.



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