There is a common impression in our society that police officials are unscrupulous, corrupt, veritable devils incarnate and devoid of public spiritedness although I do not agree with this perception of the general public. Our police department consists of thorough professionals totally dedicated to their responsibilities. I have never come across a police officer in my life that was corrupt. I wish to especially mention the DSP Security LRH Peshawar to whom I complained on November8, 2009 about lower-ranking police officials asking for illegal gratification in a case. He responded with exemplary alacrity for which I am grateful. Police officers like him can do a lot to revive the tarnished image of the police in our society. I wish him all the best. -PROFESSOR SHAUKAT HAYAT, Lahore, November 22.