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AP tops India in three categories of policing

By DECCAN CHRONICLE | dc correspondent

28 January 2023

VIJAYAWADA: Andhra Pradesh has topped a survey in the country in terms of public trust, efficiency and honesty in the police department.

Making the announcement, AP director general of police (DGP) K.V. Rajendranath Reddy said the survey had been commissioned by Government of India and private agencies.

“It is a moment of pride for Government of Andhra Pradesh and the police department,” he declared, saying a series of initiatives taken during the last year by AP police have yielded best results.

Giving details, the DGP said in public trust, AP stood first followed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Gujarat and Delhi. In efficiency, Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana came first and second, with Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand following in that order. In honesty, Andhra Pradesh topped with Uttarakhand, Telangana, Gujarat and Delhi following.

Rajendranath Reddy said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and union home minister Amit Shah participated in a conference with DGPs of various states from January 20 to January 22, 2023 in New Delhi, where performances of various states had been reviewed.

The union government communicated about the ranks various states had achieved in the survey, which has turned out to be the happiest thing for AP police, he stated.

The DGP maintained that the initiatives of AP police like 1.7 crore registrations of Disha application, shifting to conviction-based investigations, people friendly policing, quick police response through use of technology, and inculcating a sense of discipline within the police has helped achieve results as revealed by the survey.

Rajendranath Reddy thanked Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy government for its support that enabled the police department to achieve results at the national level.

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