Smart policing survey: HP Police ranked first among northern states, ninth overall

Bhanu P Lohumi
Tribune News Service
Shimla, November 21

Ranked first among northern states, the Himachal Pradesh Police have secured 9th place in the country and in the Smart Policing Survey- 2021 conducted by Indian Police Foundation (IPF) on the Index of Public Perceptions and Citizen Satisfaction.

The state was ninth in the country among 29 states and Union Territories (UT) with 6.91 points leaving 20 states/UTs behind.

The Consolidated SMART Policing Index (CSPI) for each State/UT is based on their aggregate scores in the 6 Competence-based indices, 3 Values-based indices and thrust on the Index of Citizens' Trust in Police.

The survey pointed out that petty corruption, venality, and sometimes open extortion of money by some policepersons have been the largest subjects of adverse comments and perceptions of corruption, resulting in tremendous impairment of police image and trust.

The quality of policing was highest in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, Kerala, and Sikkim, levels of popular satisfaction in Mizoram and Gujarat have an index value of 7 or above, and 19 states/UTs, including Himachal, scored an index value between 6 and 7, while three states scored between 5 and 6.

Himachal is also working hard on all the attributes which inter-alia includes, sensibility, accessibility, strictness, and good behaviour, integrity, lawful policing and trust to further improve our ranking", said DGP Sanjay Kundu.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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