to check crime, illicit drugs, fear of crime, physical and social disorder, neighbourhood decay, and overall quality of life in the community.
Community Policing focuses on community engagement through the delivery of police services that include aspects of traditional law enforcement as well as prevention and problem-solving.
Community policing requires the police and citizens to join together as partners. It is an approach, wherein community support and interaction helps prevent & control crime
Community policing in Bengaluru was launched in June 2013, as a pilot across seven police stations, one per division and post its success eleven more police stations have been added gradually.
Currently we have 555 Area suraksha Mitras across all the police stations.
Any Indian citizen above 25 years of age, residing in the Police station area & willing to dedicate 4-5 Hours in a week for the safety & security of his / her neighbourhood can become an Area Suraksha Mitra (ASM).
They could be professionals like Doctors, Engineers, Advocates, Teachers, Govt employees, retired people, housewives, & businessmen with varied educational backgrounds - ensuring good representation across all strata of society.
The Samithi should consists of 30 to 50 members and also minimum of five to six ASMs per beat, distributed evenly across the beat.
Participate in night patrolling, getting to know new residents and keeping note of strangers
Help conduct Beat level and organised level awareness programs in their respective beat; organising counselling sessions to resolve family disorder, drinking habits etc
Once in two years 1/3rd of the ASMs across all stations are replaced. If the ASMs are inactive and not attended more than three consecutive programmes/meetings, they are also replaced.