Police ‘Kaka’ to resolve school children’s problems

Mubarak Ansari
Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla, who has posted a video message on Twitter about the initiative, told Sakal Times, “BuddyCop has received a huge response and even school children know about it. A group of children approached demanding BuddyCop for them. Therefore, we have come out with ‘Police Kaka’ initiative for them. As part of the initiative, a head constable rank policeman will be assigned to 3-4 schools or colleges.

PUNE: After a request from school children for the BuddyCop system, which has been launched for the security of working women, the Pune city police will soon start ‘Police Kaka’ (Police Uncle) initiative to address various problems faced by the school and college students in Pune, Pimpri and Chinchwad.

Police Commissioner Rashmi Shukla, who has posted a video message on Twitter about the initiative, told Sakal Times, “BuddyCop has received a huge response and even school children know about it. A group of children approached demanding BuddyCop for them. Therefore, we have come out with ‘Police Kaka’ initiative for them. As part of the initiative, a head constable rank policeman will be assigned to 3-4 schools or colleges. We will prominently display his/her phone number and name on the premises. The Police Kaka representative will address the problems of students like complaints of ragging, bullying, eve-teasing among others. The senior police inspector in-charge of the police station will monitor the functioning of the system.”

Police officials said that already, there are complaint boxes in many schools where children write their grievances. Damini Squad (female patrolling cops) open the boxes once a week to read the complaints. “However, the Police Kaka can be approached anytime and children can confide in him/her about their problems,” Shukla added.

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