LAHORE: Deputy Inspector General of police’s operations wing Muhammad Waqas Nazir has linked the transfers and postings of the city station house officers (SHOs) with crime prevention, setting ‘new parameters’ to judge their performance.
The decision was taken in an important meeting which was convened here on Tuesday in the Model Town Division to discuss the recent surge in crime in the provincial capital Lahore.
Lahore Operations SSP Mustansar Feroze, Model Town Division SP Ali Waseem, sub divisional police officers (SDPOs), and all the SHOs of the division were present, says a handout.
The DIG has recently started holding crime control meetings at the divisional level under a new strategy of having close interaction with the SHOs.
During the meeting, the DIG reviewed the crime rate reported in the jurisdictions of the SHOs present there and also apprised them of the new initiatives being taken to judge their work.
He said the SHOs showing poor performance would be replaced with competent and professional police officials.
During the meeting, the DIG gave last chance to the SHOs of Shadman, Garden Town, Naseerabad and Kot Lakhpat to improve their performance under the new parameters.
Similarly, the Kahna SHO was given last warning for his failure to curtail dacoities and robberies in his area.
The DIG also issued instructions to the SHOs of Faisal Town, Ichhra and Ghalib Market for action against criminals in their respective areas.
Mr Nazir also directed the SHOs to arrest the proclaimed offenders of category A & B, adding that those not helping the citizens responding to the calls made on 15 emergency would not be tolerated.
He also asked them to maintain the record of the police stations and the pay special attention to cleanliness.
Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2018