New city police chief takes over

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Support of slum-dwellers in the city will also be sought in maintaining law and order, along with the ongoing efforts to seek the help of residents' associations, said P. Vijayan, the new City Police Commissioner.

He was speaking after taking over from the outgoing City Police Commissioner Dinendra Kashyap here on Friday. Even though State-level steps are being taken to counter cyber crimes, special care will be taken for the city, given its fast emergence as an economic hub, Mr. Vijayan said.

Intensive efforts would be made to check crime induced by the spread of narcotic drugs, he said. Mr. Vijayan had served as Assistant Commissioner of Police (Mattancherry) from April 2002 to January 2003.

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