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.

    Reply : 0       0

    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.

    Reply : 0       0

    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.

    Reply : 0       0

    Leave a comment

Top Stories

Power failures in seven districts as heavy winds damage power lines

Power failures have been reported in several places across seven districts after heavy winds uprooted trees and damaged electricity supply lin...

18 July 2019 - Views : 107

Barge capsizes near Galle harbour, Navy rescue 9 crew members

18 July 2019

Landslide, flood warnings issued to Ratnapura owing to heavy downpour

18 July 2019

NW Governor refutes claims of burdening parents in order to set up development fund

18 July 2019



Features & Analysis

SOS Children’s Village celebrates 100th birth anniversary of its founder

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka recently celebrated ‘SOS Day’ honoring the 100th birth anniversar...

Car-free day draws a crowd

Colombo’s first open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independ...

Reviving our island spirit - #DineEscapeRebuild

The Island Story, a brand new travel company with a fresh perspective on travel is collaborating with Botanik Rooftop...

Huawei shutterbug competition "Beautiful Sri Lanka" ends on a high

Huawei recently organized a competition for shutterbugs under the theme "Beautiful Sri Lanka" The w...