Police personnel who have rendered exceptional service were honoured by Deputy Commissioner C Shikha at `Knights in Khaki,’ a function held at a private hotel in the city on Wednesday.
Speaking at the event, the DC said that the police department is one of the visible departments than any other department. “People seek help from them. With the increase in population the crime rate has also been growing and apart from the conventional crime, cyber crime has become a big challenge. Instead of blaming the department for everything, citizens need to understand the shortcomings too, people expect the police to perform under grave provocation without using force. The police department has a staff shortage on 1000: 120 ratio, they need to use technology to curb crime,” she added. Superintendent of Police P Abhinav Khare said that the level of life expectancy of a policeman had come down due to work pressure and likewise the recent medical tests conducted for the department staff revealed that almost 80 percent of the police personnel were suffering from high BP and sugar, despite working for the internal security of the country. People must understand that we are also human beings who experience the same problems like others,” he added.
DC C Shikha presented the award to V Manjula of Central Crime Records Bureau, H Krishna of Nanjanagud Rural Police Station, K V Shrinath of Narasimharaja Police Station, R Puttaraju of Udayagiri Police Station, Ramesh of Narasimharaja Police Station, Zahoor Ahmed of Mysuru Rural Police Station and Aslam Pasha of Periyapattana Police Station.