IGP tells Dolphin force to accommodate citizens, avoid unnecessary botheration


LAHORE: Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan has directed Dolphin force to ensure effective implementation of SOPs during patrolling and snap checking at roads. He also directed them to do snap checking according to the sketches of wanted criminals involved in cases of dacoity and snatching and should avoid bothering the citizens.

He further directed Dolphin vigilance teams to effectively monitor patrol teams on roads and in case of any violation of an SOP a strict action should be taken. All patrol teams in beats should work in close coordination with monitoring officers in Safe City Authority to further improve the response time of Dolphin force in case of any crime happening or in an emergency.

He further directed to deal citizens in a friendly manner while patrolling and checking and only selected team leaders of patrolling teams should talk with citizens and no family or citizen should be bothered in the name of checking.

He also lauded SP Bilal Zafar on his briefing and said that refresher courses and SOPs designed to improve the performance of Dolphin should also be implemented with enthusiasm. He expressed these views while presiding a high-level meeting at Central Police Office to discuss the patrolling and performance of Dolphin Force.

During the meeting, SP Dolphin Bilal Zafar briefed IG Punjab that during last few months 109 gangs involved in street crimes were arrested in the provincial capital. A significant drop is recorded in street crime rate.

While briefing about the public dealing of Dolphin force SP Dolphin said that 24 vigilance teams have been formed for monitoring of patrolling teams. Public complaints against the Dolphin decreased by 49 % due to the strict implementation of directions for public dealing.

IG Punjab lauded the performance of Dolphin Force and directed officers to speed up the refresher and training courses for the capacity building of force and new skills to control crime should also be imparted to the officials so that they can perform their duties in the best possible way.

IG Punjab said that during patrolling while checking suspicious vehicles, motorcycles and individuals SOPs should be followed always keeping public convenience a priority. During meeting CCPO Lahore BA Nasir, Additional IG Operations Inam Ghani, DIG Operations Capt (R) Atta Muhammad, DIG Operations Lahore Ashfaq Ahmad Khan, SP Bilal Zafar and other senior officials were also present.