The police should act properly to earn the nation's respect and confidence as they are getting their salary and other benefits from the taxes being paid by the people, State Minister for Home M Lutfozzaman Babar said in the city Monday, reports BSS.
Inaugurating a workshop at the Rajarbagh Police auditorium, the state minister said the police personnel must improve their quality of service and treat those coming to the police stations for solution to their problems in a much better way.
"The police must give patient hearing to the aggrieved persons before filing any case," he further said.
The Bangladesh Police under its "Strengthening Bangladesh Police Project (SBPP)", a joint initiative of the government, UNDP and DFID, organised the workshop on "Responsibilities and Facilitates in a Model Police Station."
Home Secretary Safar Raj Hossain, UNDP Resident Coordinator Jorgen Lissner and Deputy Head of DFID Bangladesh Mehtab Currey also addressed the function with Inspector General of Police (IGP) M Abdul Quayyum in the chair.
Among others, Project Adviser and former IGP ASM Shahjahan, AIG of Police M Shahidullah Khan, Nojibur Rahman of UNDP and Joint Secretary of the home ministry Mohammad Mohsin also spoke on the occasion.
Officials told the news agency that through this workshop, 11 thanas would be selected as model police stations in the capital city of Dhaka, one in each divisional headquarter and one in the tourist city of Cox's Bazar.
The workshop is being held with the theme that a model thana should be the symbol of safety and each police officer should be a symbol of security in the respective area.
The government is implementing the three-year project at a cost of 14.25 million US dollars equivalent to Tk 95.5 million to improve the service of police forces in the greater interest of overall law and order situation in the country.
Of the total budget, the DFID is providing $8.4 million while the UNDP is giving $5 million and the remaining amount is coming from the Bangladesh government, the officials said.