LAHORE  - Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera on Wednesday said the Lahore police are fully prepared to respond within 10 minutes.
“We need 110 vehicles to replace unfit mobile vans, and the provincial government is seriously considering our request. These vehicles can enable my cops to respond to Rescue-15 calls in minutes – less than 10 minutes even, that is ideal response time.”
The provincial police chief stated this while talking to reporters after inaugurating the upgraded police emergency service Rescue-15 here at the Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh on Wednesday. Lahore CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains, DIG Operations Dr Haider Ashraf, SSP Investigations Muhammad Ayyaz Saleem and all divisional SPs of Lahore were also present on this occasion.
While appreciating the initiatives taken by Lahore police, the IGP said that the other districts of the province would soon follow the Lahore policing model to reform the police culture. The projects of complaint handling centers, up-gradation of Rescue-15 service, appointment of admin officers in police stations, and the ideas of sharp cops for precise hunt would be extended to other districts of the province as well, the IGP added.
While briefing the IGP about the upgraded Rescue-15 service, DIG (Operations) Haider Ashraf said that this complaint center has 25 different features. Among others there will be a universal number 111-906-906 through which citizens can get registered their complaints. Moreover, they can send their complaints through SMS on 330 and also can send through email at complaint@lahorepolice.gov.pk.
The DIG Operations further informed the IGP that through the state-of-the-art monitors installed at the police headquarters the location of the nearest patrolling teams could be easily traced out which would enable the police to quickly respond in case of any emergency. The establishment of 15 complaint centers in Lahore would not only enhance the professional capability of the police but also create a sense of security among the Lahorites, the DIG added.
On this occasion, the IGP appreciated Lahore CCPO Muhammad Amin Wains and his team including DIG Operations Haider Ashraf for taking the much-needed initiatives to improve the police working in Lahore.
The IGP also announced commendatory certificates and cash prizes of Rs 100,000 for the Lahore police.
Meanwhile, IGP inaugurated a gymnasium, fountain canal, and a modern hair saloon for the cops at the Police Lines. The IGP on this occasion said that all possible facilities and resources would be provided to the fighting force to boost up their moral so that they can perform their duties 24/7 with more dedication.