In a first, Jammu Police’s beat booths initiative reaching out rural masses

Jammu,  In a first of its kind initiative to increase surveillance and monitoring in the rural belts flanked by National Highway Jammu Police has come up with a unique and innovative idea of Beat Booth.

The police spokesman said that the beat booths shall be designated in each beat of all the police stations to make accessibility of police more frequent and effective.

“The Beat Booths initiative will also ensure prompt response and mobility in case of exigencies as there shall be more frequent touring and visits of police officers and officials in these booths,” he said.

He stated that the rural areas being vast and far are hard to dominate effectively as there are 25 beats in the Sub-Division Nagrota comprising 15 of Police Station Nagrota and 10 of Police Station Jhajjar Kotli and this beat booth system shall enhance capabilities of police for Rural patrolling.

“It will definitely help in better monitoring and surveillance of areas and persons with suspicious backgrounds with active participation of the public,” he said.

The spokesman said that the beat booths shall have detailed information of all villages and mohallas and also contact numbers under provision of ‘Dial your police station, dial your police Sub-Division for the assistance of the general public.’

The aim of designating beat booths is to strengthen the policing at ground level and to redressal of public grievances at their doorsteps, he added.

The strengthening campaign was carried out by SDPO Nagrota, SHOs Nagrota and Jhajjar Kotli under supervision of SP Rural Jammu.

He said that the public has welcomed this step of Jammu Police and expressed hope that this will further enhance public police relations.