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Community Policing in India: Transparency through E-Governance

Publication Type : Book Chapter

Source : IGI Global Publishing, 2010

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School for Sustainable Futures

Department : Sustainable Development

Year : 2010

Abstract : 'Community policing', a major reform in policing, broadens the police mandate beyond the traditional focus of fighting crime to addressing community problems through a personalized approach that draws citizens into the process of policing themselves. Emulating this movement, the Police Administration in numerous states of India have recently engaged in community policing through e-governance specifically tailored to meet the diverse needs of their populace. Two such case studies, eCOPS in Andhra Pradesh and Lokvani in Uttar Pradesh are discussed showing the multifold benefits of such a movement in increasing transparency, trustworthiness, and efficiency of the police administration. The chapter concludes by making a bid to foster this symbiotic digital mode of interaction between the police and citizens by introducing domain specific performance measures. Such measures will allow for easy monitoring, revising, and garnering national support to institutionalize, validate, standardize, facilitate, and promote these programs to help create a proactive all-hazards resilient citizenry for the future.

Cite this Research Publication : Arlikatti, S., Wachira, D., & Gregory, S. Community Policing in India: Transparency through E-Governance. Section III: Case Studies, Chapter XXIV. In Christopher Reddick (Ed.). Citizens and E-Government: Evaluating Policy and Management (pp. 435-448). IGI Global Publishing, 2010

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