I have taken over the Charge of Director General of Police, Tripura on 30th June, 2014. I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to all people of Tripura, members of Tripura Police fraternity including TSR, and all the other officers and men of security forces deployed in Tripura.
With the active participation of the overwhelming majority of people of the State, Tripura Police has effectively faced the challenges of Insurgency and Law & Order management. Over the past few years, extremists’ activities have been curbed within Tripura to a large extent. Residual insurgency across the border still poses a threat to everlasting peace within Tripura. Crime against women and road traffic accidents are major concerns on the crime front which need to be brought under control.
Sustained peace and order in the society are basic preconditions for any development in the State. Tripura Police is committed to create a peaceful environment in the State and become a catalyst for ushering in speedy development all over the State. In order to achieve the above, Tripura Police needs the active support and cooperation from the general public. Reduction of crime against women and road traffic accidents are important objectives for Tripura Police. Increase in the social awareness regarding the above issues needs to be pursued across the board. On our part, Tripura Police had been making sincere efforts to spread the awareness through the community policing programme “PRAYAAS”. The whole hearted participation of the general public in “PRAYAAS” meetings has shown a positive impact on reduction of crime. A Women’s helpline on 1091 is attending to women related issues needing speedy Police response. However, there is room for further improvement.
A continuous effort is being made to improve the living conditions of police personnel and improve their promotional prospects. Efforts are also being made to develop adequate infrastructure in Tripura Police including TSR. Through regular in house training programmes, we are continuously upgrading our skills and striving hard to inculcate best practices and professionalism among the rank and file. While Tripura Police has become a model for police forces all over the country for dealing with counter insurgency, it is hoped that we will become a model for crime management and maintenance of law and order as well.
The efforts to take Tripura Police closer to the people will be continued. Ideally, people must never be afraid of approaching police and must feel that Tripura Police is a friend in need. I would assure that the trust bestowed upon Tripura Police will make us work more diligently to provide safety and security to one and all on a 24 X 7 basis.
Wishing you all the best of success and God Speed !
(K. Nagaraj, IPS)
Director General of Police