Hyderabad: In a list released by the Government of India for the Top-10 police stations of 2019 across the country, Choppadandi police station of Karimnagar district has secured the 8th position in the list with Aberdeen police station of Andaman District securing the first position.
This comes after the directions of the Prime Minister while addressing the DsGO during the 2015 conference in Kutch, Gujarat. He had then directed that parameters should be laid down for grading Police stations and assessing their performance based on feedback.
Union Home Minister, Amit Shah stated that he has noticed that a vast majority of the police stations shortlisted from the thousands of police stations in the country are police stations located in small towns and rural areas. This is also true for those police stations which have been ranked among the Top-10. This indicates that while the availability of resources is essential, more important is the dedication and sincerity of our police personnel to prevent and control crime and serve the nation.
The objective was to rank the top 10 police stations out of 15,589 police stations in the country through data analysis, direct observation of public feedback. The ranking process commenced with shortlisting of the best-performing police stations, in each state based on addressing property offence, a crime against women, a crime against weaker sections.
The number of stations selected initially from each state compromise of Three from each state with more than 750 police stations, Two from all other states and Delhi, one from each union territory.
A total of 79 police stations were selected for the next stage of the ranking process.
A total of 19 parameters were identified to evaluate the standards of service delivery and identify techniques of improving in policing. This part constitutes 80% of weightage in overall scoring.
The remaining 20% was based on the infrastructure of the police station and approachability void personnel and citizen feedback.
A total of 5,461 respondents covering approximately 60 people at each shortlisted location were approached for feedback.