Director-General of Police K. Ramanujam, who took charge as the head of the police force on Friday, said an excellent team was taking shape and expressed hope that the Police department would meet the expectations of the people and the government.
A 1978-batch officer of the Indian Police Service, Mr. Ramanujam is a native of Salem and has done his post-graduation in Chemistry. He had a long innings in the State intelligence where he served as Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Inspector General of Police and Additional Director-General of Police.
Mr. Ramanujam reminded the force that the basic mission of the police was to prevent crime and disorder. He said the police should refrain from appearing to usurp the powers of judiciary.
While avoiding unnecessary use of force, police should demonstrate impartial service to law and offer service/friendship to all members of the public irrespective of their wealth or social standing.
Stating that the efficiency of police should be reflected in the absence of crime and disorder, he reminded the force that the government's first priority was maintenance of law and order.