Deserving personnel will get reward and credit points
A new system of appraisal that enables police personnel to showcase their exemplary work in the form of a citation and seek reward has been introduced by the Chennai Police.
Each citation will be verified at different levels and the deserving personnel get reward and credit points.
In a circular, Commissioner of Police S. George has stated that outstanding work such as preventing a heinous crime or passing on a timely input that thwarts a major clash should be recognised, rewarded.
“Due to work pressures, some individuals who did praiseworthy work may not get the due recognition. Any good work which is not routine can be presented to the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Estate Welfare and Community Policing). It will be verified and acknowledged.”
According to a senior officer, many acts of bravery or timely intelligence get appreciated on the spot but may not be followed up in the form of a medal or reward. In a recent case, the timely intervention of a Sub-Inspector prevented a rape on the outskirts of the city.
A young couple, both software engineers, were surrounded by a four-member gang around midnight at a remote location close to Rajiv Gandhi Salai (OMR). A passer-by alerted a police patrol vehicle. The SI rushed to the spot and managed to nab one of the suspects and recovered a mobile phone stolen from the girl. “Had police not intervened in time, the gang might have sexually assaulted the girl. The SI chased the suspects and managed to apprehend one.”
Police personnel accumulating more credit points will be entitled for certain special considerations during their service that may include the Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service among others, the officer added.