Mr.Pachau said that he had "lost touch" with the State because of his deputation to Mizoram as DG for five years.
Director General and Inspector General Police (DG & IGP) Lalrokhuma Pachau visited the city for the first time on Thursday after taking charge four weeks ago, as part of his “familiarisation tour”.
Addressing presspersons at the Mangalore City Police Commissioner’s Office, Mr. Pachau said that he had “lost touch” with the State because of his deputation to Mizoram as DG for five years. “There have been a lot of changes in terms of manpower, infrastructure, and scientific equipment,” he added.
His visit includes an inspection of Anti-Naxal Force camps and headquarters in Karkala and the Coastal Security Police (CSP).
“While five CSP stations have been set up, four more will be added. Six rounds of meeting have been held with Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, and many more will be held to strengthen coastal security,” he said.
Mr. Pachau was accompanied by Alok Kumar, IGP, Anti-Naxal Force; A.M. Prasad, Additional Director General of Police (Crime and Technical Services); Seemant Kumar Singh, Mangalore City Commissioner of Police, and Abhishek Goyal, Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police.
On modernisation of the police force, Mr. Prasad said the Union Government provided grants of Rs. 100 crore for installation of CCTVs, acquisition of equipment, construction and modernisation of buildings. “Most of the 924 police stations in the State have been given digital cameras to photograph the scene of the crime. There has been an improvement in communication, and mobility of the police force in the past few years,” he said.