New Commissioner of Police Dr Kaustubh Sharma today said that strenuous efforts would be made for detection and prevention of the crime in city besides foremost priority would be accorded to redressal of people's grievances.Interacting with the media persons after taking over the charge of office, the Commissioner of Police said that major focus would be given on categorization of criminals and their surveillance in an effective manner.He said that tirade against drugs would be further intensified and thrust would be laid to completely wipe out this curse from the Commissionerate.The 2001-batch IPS officer also said that all-out efforts would be further made to solve the traffic problems in the city and the entire traffic management plan of the Commissionerate Police would be reviewed. He added that senior officials of traffic wing would be deployed in the field to ensure traffic snarls do not create problem for the commuters.
Further, he said that PCR would be made more responsive to deal with any sort of exigency and making city more safer for the people.He said that public dealing at the police stations would be further strengthened for which police officers would be made accountable.Dr Sharma, who is a gold-medallist MBBS and MD (Medicine), also said that adequate focus would be laid on good, responsive and transparent Policing for which feedback would be taken from the general public and the press, which was the fourth pillar of every democratic system.The Commissioner of Police also announced that new initiatives would be taken to ensure the well-being of the Police force and their family members. He also said that thrust would also be laid on ensuring the security of senior citizens in the city.He said that as it is just the beginning and he would study all the crucial issues faced by the city and ensure its timely resolution.Earlier, the Commissioner of Police took salute from guard of honour given by the Punjab Police on reaching the office. Later he had detailed deliberations with the senior officers of the Commissionerate Police.