Janamaithri Suraksha

Janamaithri Suraksha Project

The Janamaithri Suraksha Project seeks the responsible participation of the citizens in crime prevention at the level of the local community, conserving the resources, both of the community and of the police, in fighting against crimes which threaten the security of the community. Experience shows that by seeking the active co-operation of the public in the performance of police duties, the process of Law Enforcement becomes far more effective.

In Ernakulam Rural District, the Janamaithri Suraksha Project was implemented in 14 Police Stations

History of Janamaithri Suraksha Project

In Ernakulam Rural District, Janamaithri Suraksha Project started at Angamaly PS on 01.02.2009. Later, on 2nd and 3rd phase, 13 more Selected Police Stations of were also implemented Janamaithri Suraksha Project in Ernakulam Rural District. They are , Aluvs East, Aluva West, North Paravoor, Vadakkekara, Njarackal, Perumbavoor, Kunnathunadu, Kalady, Kothamangalam, Kuttampuzha, Muvattupuzha, Piravom, Chottaniakara.

The term Community Police does not refer to either a new police group or a local community group that undertakes policing work themselves. On the other hand, it envisages a method of policing by members of the police organization quite distinct from the traditional style; that seeks the cooperation of the community, understands the needs of the “community”, gives priority to the security of the “community”, and, taking into account the resources available within the “community”, attempts to streamline the activities of police personnel at local police stations to address the special problems of each community to increase their efficiency and productivity.

The project has made a tremendous impact on Kerala Society. Further a number of initiatives such as establishment of Coastal Vigilance Committees, Road Safety Programs, etc. are being implemented in the State. These programmes also are based on the philosophy, principles and practices of Community Policing. Since Community Policing involves a philosophy of policing which is distinct from the traditional approach to policing, it is of crucial importance that appropriate training inputs are given for developing the right attitude and for imparting the relevant knowledge and skills.

Appropriate training is being given to the Beat Officers, Assistant Beat Officers, Community Liaison Groups etc. Janamaithri Suraksha Samithi members have an important role in implementing the project. Selected persons have to be effectively trained. 1361 persons got training in Police Training College for Janamaithri Suraksha Project.

The information regarding the Police initiatives has to be disseminated to the public. To give publicity about the Janamaithri Suraksha Project and to attract more and more people into the ambit of the Scheme, various activities are being undertaken. Pamphlets, booklets and other materials are provided to them. The printed materials are supplied to houses in the Beats which also provide them with information such as Beat Officer’s phone number, and other Police telephone numbers and various services available with the Police. A docu-drama is also being staged for the purpose of spreading the message and the mission of the project among the general public. To give publicity about the Janamaithri Suraksha Project and to attract more and more people into the ambit of the Scheme, various audio visual publicity activities are undertaken. Short films and sponsored programmes have been telecast through the visual media and radio programmes like radio jingles and skit have been broadcast through radio.

Janamaithri Suraksha Project seeks the responsible participation of the citizens in crime prevention at the level of the local community, conserving the resources, both of the community and of the police, in fighting against crimes which threaten the security of the community. Experience shows that by seeking the active co-operation of the public in the performance of police duties, the process of Law Enforcement becomes far more effective.

Janamaithri Police Stations in Ernakulam Rural

  • Angamaly
  • Aluvs East
  • Aluva West
  • North Paravoor
  • Vadakkekara
  • Njarackal
  • Perumbavoor
  • Kunnathunadu
  • Kalady
  • Kothamangalam
  • Kuttampuzha
  • Muvattupuzha
  • Piravom
  • Chottaniakara