Administrative block, quarter guard of KAP inaugurated
Thrissur: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Tuesday inaugurated a new administrative block and quarter guard of the Kerala Armed Police Battalion 1.
Addressing the inaugural meeting, he said that better facilities at workplaces would improve the efficiency of police personnel.
“Despite all the reforms in the Police Department, people still complain that police personnel are foul-mouthed. Police stations should not put off people. When they deal with the common man, police personnel should behave properly,” the Home Minister said.
P.C. Chacko, MP; Therambil Ramakrishnan, MLA; Director General of Police Jacob Punnose; Additional Director General of Police P. Chandrasekharan; M.N. Krishnamoorthy, Managing Director of the Kerala Police Housing Construction Corporation; Mohammed Yasin, Inspector General of Police, Thrissur Range; K.K. Balachandran, Commandant, KAP I; and V. Sunil Kumar, Assistant Commandant; were present.
Earlier, addressing a meeting of the Assembly Select Committee on Kerala Police Bill 2010, the Home Minister said that the Bill envisaged comprehensive reform of police rules.
Representatives of police associations said that limits of police stations should be fixed after taking geographic factors into account.
The strength of police stations should be decided according to the population of the region. Of the 449 police stations in the State, 326 were understaffed, representatives of police associations said.