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Posted On: 2 September 2010 03:41 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Community policing a success, says official

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Community Policing introduced at the North Security Department (NSD) last year has proved a success with many people coming out to participate in the initiative by lodging complaints, a senior official of the Ministry of Interior has said. Brig Rashid Shaheen Al Ateeq, head of the Community Police Steering Committee, while addressing the Ramadan tent of the Ministry added that the efforts of the community policing personnel last year had brought good results and the people were now accepting this new type of security task. He hoped that the success of community policing in the NSD would give a big boost to other security departments to implement the move. The third session at the Ramadan tent focused on “Community Policing”. Director of Public Relations Department Lt Col Abdullah Khalif Al Muftah presided over the session that was also attended by Director of North Security Department Col Ali Muhanna Al Nuaimi and Head of Community Policing section (CPS) in North Security Department, Maj Ahmed Zayed Al Muhannadi, among others. Rashid Al Ateeq said the Ministry through community policing was trying to promote the good relationship between the police and the community. “The Qatari police since its establishment has been keeping a good relationship with community members utilizing its all capacities to develop and improve the services for them,” added Al Ateeq. Al Nuaimi explained that the NSD was selected for testing the community policing concept after many considerations. It covers a wide area with five municipalities coming under its purview. “The experience has given positive indications of success and the cooperation of the police with community members should produce an atmosphere of security and stability,” stressed Al Nuaimi. “Community policing is a strategy that aims at preventing crimes, spreading peace among the people to reduce fear of crime, improving the relationship between the police and the community and building confidence among the members of the society” he added.