DGP reviews coastal security situation in Odisha


Cuttack: Police DG B.K. Sharma on Wednesday reviewed coastal security in the state with Superintendents of Police of seven coastal districts.

Sharma discussed the coastal security situation with the SPs of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Ganjam and Berhampur through video conferencing at State Police Headquarters here.

The meeting assumes significance as there will be a meeting on Thursday on “National committee on strengthening maritime & coastal security threat from the sea” in which Union Cabinet Secretary will review the marine security activities through video conferencing.

DGP reviewed extensively the performance of 18 Marine Police Stations located in seven coastal districts.

These police stations are not only dealing with coastal security issues but are also looking after the crime and law & order issues of the adjoining localities. These police stations are also registering cases in their jurisdiction and maintaining law and order quite efficiently.

After a threadbare review following decisions were taken:

  • Range IGP/DIGP and SPs shall visit the Marine Police Stations at least once every month and ensure their proper functioning.
  • The SPs shall inspect Marine Police Stations on a regular basis and submit the inspection note to State Police Hdqrs.
  • The SPs shall ask the IICs of Marine P.S to make extensive sea patrolling in their jurisdiction.
  • The technical staff deployed in the Marine Police Stations shall be utilised properly and effectively.
  • SPs shall ensure posting of adequate manpower in Marine Police Stations especially in the rank of constable and Home Guards.
  •   SPs shall submit detailed proposal to IGP (Modernisation) relating to construction of office building, staff Qrtrs and other infrastructural development.

DGP Sharma specifically asked the SPs to pay special attention to the functioning to the Marine Police Stations in their districts and try to strengthen it by means of manpower and other ways.