Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Prevention and detection of crimes will be his top priority, says the newly appointed Commissioner of the twin city police, RP Sharma.
Talking to media persons at the Commissionerate building here soon after he took charge on Tuesday, the 1986 batch IPS officer said women, children and senior citizens in the twin cities needed special attention in view of the recent spurt in crimes against them.
Sharma said he will take steps to check the illegal gun racket in the two cities.“I will focus on basic policing. I will also work to ensure people have faith in the police,” Sharma said adding “I will focus on containing petty crimes that affect the public more as well as bigger crimes.”
When asked about the acute shortage of man power in the police commissionerate , he said he would take up the matter with senior officials of the state government.
Sharma was on central deputation since 2004 and worked as IG, National Security Guard (NSG) in Delhi and ‘Anti-corruption and Crime prevention Expert’ with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). He also served the UN Peacekeeping Mission.
Earlier in his career, Sharma had served as SP of Kalahandi, Balasore and Berhampur.
The outgoing police commissioner Sunil Roy has been appointed as Additional DG, Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC), Cuttack.