With an aim to bring Dwarka female residents and city police closer, the department has launched women patrolling in the area.
The initiative of the Delhi Police has been launched as a pilot project under which two female cops riding a scooty will patrol various locations of the city. At present, the department has assigned as many as three scooties and 18 policewomen to patrol the area in three different shifts.
The objective of the initiative is to give a sense of security and comfort to the women on roads and public places.
As informed by the officers, these policewomen are patrolling in the parks, market areas, around metro stations and interacting with female residents.
Explaining the concept behind the women police patrolling they explained that the constant interaction would help common women to interact freely and express their problems with the police. "It would bring the policewomen in front, and it will also establish confidence in the female citizens. The same confidence will further help them to express their issues with the police. Therefore, the concept is empowering the women in the society,” said DCP Dwarka, Anto Alphonse.
Speaking on the success of the concept, Alphonse said the project would soon be implemented to the other areas too.
Earlier a similar initiative called, 'Dwarka Buddy patrolling,’ was started in which beat officers of the particular area patrolled on a bicycle. During their rounds, they interacted with the residents at parks and other such common areas. Dwarka Buddy patrolling too was aimed to minimise the gap between residents and police.
After the success of Dwarka Buddy patrolling, people have welcomed the concept of women police patrolling the city. A resident of Crescent Apartments, Sector 18A, Madhu Dagar said, “This is such a wonderful initiative for women by the police department. I extend my thanks to them.”