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Police seek public opinion with online portal

The portal is part of a police reform programme.



The Maldives Police Service on Wednesday introduced an online portal to seek public opinion for strengthening and reforming the institution.

“We want members of the public to tell us how policing can be improved and share public experience with our officers. We believe in the notion, policing by consent,” interim police chief Mohamed Hameed tweeted after launching the portal at a meeting of the management board.

Public feedback shared before February 15 will be used to draw up the police strategic action plan. Submissions after the date will also be monitored and shared with relevant departments to take action, police assured.

The online portal is part of a police reform programme within the first 100-day action plan of the new administration. Other plans include holding focus group meetings, public forums and a police reform symposium.

Under the new police leadership, a new initiative was also launched last month to introduce community policing with neighbourhood support officers assigned for the capital city and its suburb islands.