Jaipur Gets An All-Female Police Squad

Kerala Police Women Patrol

An AllFemale police unit in Jaipur has taken the onus of beefing up women’s safety in the city.  The squad patrols bus stops, colleges and parks to obviate any women-related crime.

Women can now connect with these cops through WhatsApp messages, in case of an emergency. The cops have reassured that the identity of the women raising a complaint will be masked. The team deployed is trained in martial arts and have spent months learning the law.

The deployment of an all-female police squad is a concrete measure to bring down the number of rapes in the city.

“The message we want to send out is that we have zero tolerance towards crimes against women.” Kamal Shekhawat Head, Jaipur unit, told the FirstPost.

The deployment of an all-female police squad is a concrete measure to bring down the rapes in the city. It is also an attempt to encourage more women to report such crimes who, otherwise, shy away from telling their ordeal to insensitive male cops.

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“Women police are more empathetic and victims also feel more confident and are able to communicate openly with them,” Kamal said.

“We have seen a very good impact and positive results wherever our teams are on patrol. It has a preventive effect. It is restoring the faith of the public in the police which is a must for maintaining law and order, ” she added.

“The aim of the initiative is to help women and girls in distress,” police commissioner Sanjay Agrawal told DNA.

Last October, the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje deployed an all-female police squad to tackle the issue of women’s safety.

They are fully equipped with arms, security equipment, first aid and other amenities besides motorcycles for patrolling the city. Many of them are trained in martial arts.

It is good to see tate governments taking the issue of women’s safety seriously. Chalking out such an initiative to make the city safe for women is commendable.

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