The Mandi Bahauddin Police Department strongly embraces the philosophy of Community Policing in all its daily operations and functions. Community Policing is based upon a partnership between the Police and the community whereby the Police and the community share responsibility for identifying, reducing, eliminating and preventing problems that impact community safety and order. By working together, the Police and the community can reduce the fear and incidence of crime and improve the quality of life in neighborhoods citywide. In this effort, the community and Police work as partners to identify and prioritize problems of crime and disorder and share the responsibility for the development and implementation of proactive problem-solving strategies to address identified issues. The strategies used proved to be successful because they mobilize the efforts and resources of the Police, the community and local government.
Punjab Police is responsible to maintain law & order situations. The Police Order, 2002 provides that the government shall exercise its superintendence over the police to ensure it performs its functions efficiently in accordance with law. Article 9 read with Article 2 (xxvi-a) of the Police Order, 2002 provide that the superintendence shall be exercised by the Chief Minister through the Chief Secretary and the Home Department. Superintendence includes supervision of the police through policy, oversight and guidance.
The Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 & the Punjab Transparency Right to Information Rule 2014
Commencement of the Act
The Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 were promulgated by Provincial Assembly of the Punjab by Notification No. PAP-Legis-2(16)2013/969 dated Dec 16, 2013.
The essential ingredient of this Act is to ensure transparency and freedom of information to create that citizens have improved access to public information; to make the department more answerable to citizens and to enforce the fundamental right of access to information in all matters of public importance.
Under the above said Law, every citizen of a state has right to access the information from public body. The prime object of this law is to ensure transparency and accountability in public participation, to bridge the gap between public institution and citizen of the state. Public body is duty bond to provide information to any persons if it is not being the secret matter of public bodies.
The basic purpose of this Act is to promote facilitative, remedial and accessible measures for the sake of providing information to all the citizens of state, so that a good governance, sense of responsibility, freedom of expression and dispensation of justice may be ensured.
Mandi Bahauddin Police Website & Cell
For the purpose of the public awareness, website also has been launched which contains publications of notice board in all GOs Offices and all Police Stations. The Punjab Transparency and right to information Act 2013 also have been uploaded on Mandi Bahauddin Police Website for the Public Awareness.
Aman/ Peace Committee
The main aim of forming this committee is the cooperation of different sects among each other. Members of this committee are present at each police station.