Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the members of the police force to earn the trust of the people.
The Premier made the call while speaking at a meeting with senior officials of the police at the International Conference Centre (ICC) of her office, marking the Police Week 2018.
Stating that earning people’s trust is very important, Hasina said, “Police have to gain people’s confidence and trust so that they can think that police will help them, police are with them, they’re the resort of trust for people. You must build that trust.”
“Police personnel have to establish an image that they are the resort of trust and confidence for the mass people,” she added.
Terming drug as abuse another social menace like militancy, Hasina asked the police to be harsher on it to root out this from society. “You’ve to be tougher as you were while dealing with militancy. You’ll have to conduct drives against drug abuse to save the country.”
The Prime Minister asked them to widen intelligence activities in the country and share information among various agencies before adding that she has already given directives that one intelligence agency will share information with others to take planned measurers.
Praising Police for their success in containing terrorism, militancy and maintaining public security, Hasina said they can be compared with police organisations of any developed country in the world.
The government will provide more facilities for the police so that they can accomplish responsibilities like the police of the developed nations, she added.
Addressing the issue of cybercrimes, she said that sometimes technology also creates problems and the government wants to develop Bangladesh Police as more efficient and equipped with modern technology to handle such crimes.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Kamal and Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque also spoke at the meeting among others.