Salient Features of Suraksha Setu Project

1. Full autonomy to the societies for functioning. 2. Any programme / scheme related with security and welfare of people can be undertaken. 3. The programmes implemented under this Project, would be over and above the regular duties of police officials. 4. The activities undertaken through this project shall not conflict / duplicate / overlap with any similar scheme of the...

Message from Home Minister Gujarat

Shri Rajnikant Somabhai Patel Home Minister, Gujarat State Gujarat has shown to the rest of the country that progressive thoughts, prudent planning, proactive governance and concrete actions definitely result in economic success with inclusive growth. The State has made significant reforms in critical areas including law and order. Maintaining law and order and protecting and safeguarding the lives and properties of citizens is the responsibility of our police force which they have been performing well. However, a need was felt to encourage and promote Community Policing so that incidents of crime can be reduced and crimes can be solved at a faster pace, with the help of the citizens. Towards this end, an integrated and one of its kind project, ‘Suraksha Setu’, has been initiated by the State Government. Under this project we aim to provide and undertake several community welfare activities resulting in a more responsible, progressive and crime-free society. Rajnikant Somabhai...

Scope

Crime Prevention / Preventive Intelligence Security and Safety of Women and Child Youth Senior Citizens Traffic  and Parking Issues Resolution Rehabilitation Initiatives for Women involved in immoral / illegal activities Juveniles Dispute Resolution Providing facilities at senior citizens’...

Message from Additional Chief Secretary Gujarat

Dr. S. K. Nanda, IAS Additional Chief Secretary Home Department, Govt. of Gujarat The police play a very important role in maintaining law and order in a society. While performing their duties the police come across as tough people, who a common man would rather avoid than approach. However, it is in the interest of the society to change people’s perception of the police because unless this gap is bridged and the police is seen as approachable and friendly, the police cannot perform their duties optimally. Project Suraksha Setu is launched with the idea of bridging this distance and bringing the police closer to the people they protect. Various programmes under this project are meant to simplify people’s interaction with the police and also sharing the responsibility of maintaining law and order thus promoting citizen policing. The police can act as a facilitator for social change. It can play a big role in changing people’s mindset, in identifying and nipping in the bud the motives behind criminal actions. While it is not a simple task, if done with diligence and commitment, it is possible to achieve success and see results. Dr. S. K....

Initiatives For Senior Citizens

Setting up kiosks in neighborhoods and public places where senior citizens can seek police assistance easily. Also setting up separate kiosks for senior citizens in police stations. Arrangement of quick help system through phones for senior citizens which also...

Initiatives For Women

Utthan : Rehabilitation of women bootleggers and peddlers Under this programme, the societies help women who depend on their livelihood from illegal trades like bootlegging and drug peddling, to earn a decent living from an alternate source. For the purpose the societies have tie ups with various banks to provide loan and seed money is provided by the societies. Rehabilitation of prostitutes and their children Under this programme the societies help women involved in flesh trade to find a decent source of livelihood and also arrangements are made for their children’s education, healthcare etc. Helping widows earn a decent livelihood The women willing to get engaged in a livelihood activity are either assisted to find a job in local factories and industries or beginning their own enterprise like packaged snacks  – khakhra / papad preparation etc. Self Defense training for Women In the backdrop of crimes against women reaching an all-time-high, the Suraksha Setu Societies realized the need to train women in self defense . Towards this end, the department has began imparting self-defense training to girls and women without any discrimination. Curbing Incidents of Eve-teasing The police have undertaken increased patrolling near colleges and schools to stop incidents of eve-teasing and harassment of girls. Safe Mode of Transport for Women in Need (PCR Vans) PCR Van is an acronym for Police Control Room Van. It is a facility offered by the Police Department when any female calls for safe mode of transportation after 20:00 hours to police. PCR Vans with lady constables drop such females to their residence / safer place. Curbing Girls Trafficking The department is taking...