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Sri Lanka Police seek volunteers for community policing initiative

3 January 2019 - 167   - 3

Sri Lanka Police sent out a public appeal on Thursday seeking ‘dedicated’ volunteers to join Community Policing Committees across the country, seen as an effort to reduce the crime rate.

In a newspaper notice, Police said volunteers would be coopted to 486 Regional Police Advisory Committees and 14,068 Community Policing Committees “formed with the intention of firmly establishing the newly introduced community policing concept” in order to realise the objective of building a crime-free country through reconciliation.

An application form to join these groups, in the notice, called for details like NIC number, civil status, profession and any other position held in civil organisations.

The notice said: “We respectfully invite talented and skilled professionals, responsible citizens and youths who have gained recognition in their respective villages and willing to volunteer and dedicate themselves for the country to join hands with Sri Lanka Police to make an intellectual contribution towards bringing about law and order, reconciliation and prosperity in the country.” - ENDS -

 

  Comments - 3

  • Shan@64 Thursday, 3 January 2019 01:17 PM

    Very good initiative, but volunteers should be thoroughly screened and checked for any involvement in any type of crimes or vice. Because they could use this as a licence to carry out their activities without being checked.

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    Aleemmoulana Thursday, 3 January 2019 03:04 PM

    Appreciations! This is avery wise move the Police department has made. Hope proper follow up and implementation be done.

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    Felix Monday, 14 January 2019 08:15 AM

    Good initiative. I presume this was there before too. What is also needed is to recruit volunteers for supporting Traffic police which will help reduce the traffic offences.

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