LAHORE The top police officers have begun holding detailed and hours-long meetings to review the worsening law and order situation, following the City witnessed sharp surge in the incidents of street crimes, taking place in every nook and corner of the provincial metropolis. Last week, Capital City Police Officer Ahmed Raza Tahir and DIG (Operations) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar conducted several frequent meetings at their offices, separately and jointly. All the divisional SPs, DSPs and SHOs are bound to attend regular meetings in which the In-charges of the Investigation and Operation wing of the police are asked to show their performance along with reported crimes that took place in their jurisdiction. Insiders revealed that the CCPO Ahmed Raza Tahir took two DSPs, three SHOs and In-charges of the investigation wing to task after they failed to show even a single major breakthrough. According to the police sources, the CCPO warned the police officers and SHOs to leave Lahore police or show satisfactory performance. Enough is enough. If you cannot deliver, you must leave the Lahore police, a police source quoted the CCPO as telling his officers during a meeting held to review the incidents of street crimes at his office the other day. According to a participant of the meeting, the CCPO told the officers that it was his last warning to them as the countdown has begun to monitor their day-to-day performance. Sources say that the CCPO severely admonished the officers who failed to show good performance in their jurisdiction. The CCPO also assigned special tasks to several officers in the meeting and directed them to resolve the cases of heinous crimes as early as possibly. It is important to mention here that the CCPO is holding unusual meetings on daily basis at a time when high-profile abductions, dacoities-cum-killings have exposed the police planning while the crime rate is multiplying in the City. Reportedly, dacoits, during the last 10 days of August, struck no less than 500 times in different parts of the City, killed at least five people on offering resistance and fled away after looting cash, gold ornaments and other valuables besides cars and motorcycles. In another development, the top police officers held four-hours long meeting presided over by the Inspector General of Police Punjab (IGP) Javed Iqbal at the Provincial Police Headquarters on Saturday and discussed multiple options to improve the functioning of the police department. Sources said that all the Regional Police Officers (RPOs) from all over the province and Section Heads at the PHQ participated in the meeting. The meeting discussed the direct recruitment of new officers of the ranks of Inspectors and Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) in the police department in order to overcome the shortage of staff. The RPOs presented several proposals about the criteria, qualification and skills for the new officers to be inducted in the Punjab police during the next couple of months. Insiders say that it was the first meeting of the recently established Police Executive Board. The IGP Punjab is the head of this executive board whereas all sectional / departmental heads are its members. The Executive board is working as the cabinet of the IGP and the office of the Additional IGP Punjab has been made board Secretariat. The board will also advise the provincial police officer on policy issues regarding annual provincial policing plan, administration report, budgetary and development proposals. The board will also recommend the appropriate policies for dealing with complex operational challenges and situations that cut across administrative and institutional boundaries with the Police system. According to the police sources, the purpose of the formulation of policy consultative committee is to provide a permanent forum for the executive board whose responsibility is to assist the IGP in advisory capacity in the discharge of responsibilities entrusted to him as Chief Administrative.