About Community Policing
The Community Policing (CP) programme aims to create awareness and provide inputs to police and citizens towards working together to solve neighbourhood-level security and crime concerns. CP accomplishes this through harnessing participation from active citizen volunteers, or Area Suraksha Mitras (ASMs). The ASMs help maintain safety through: providing support and information to fellow citizens, liaising with police to hold community meetings, and monitoring and reporting security concerns to local police. The central goal of the CP program is for ASMs to become catalysts for solving neighbourhood crime and safety issues, and for citizens and police to form a strong and cooperative relationship to make our streets safer.
The Community Policing program was launched in the city of Bangalore, in partnership with Bangalore city police, in June 2013. The program is operational in seven police stations, one in each police division of Bangalore. Every police station has between 35 to 40 ASMs. These ASMs along with the police personnel form Jana Suraksha Samithis, or monthly community meetings to discuss security issues at the local level.
The idea of a community policing initiative had its genesis following two prominent incidents in Bangalore in 2008. The first was a tragic terror attack at the Bangalore campus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Science and the second was the alarming discovery that a group of LTTE militants had been living, undetected, among the community for many months. At this time, Janaagraha began to ask questions about how a deeper connection between the community and the police force could prevent further incidents like this from taking place. Janaagraha approached the Bangalore City Police to ascertain how it could mobilise citizen participation to help improve the safety of our neighbourhoods and thus began the community policing initiative in seven Police stations.
The list of Police Stations
|K R Puram|
|Yelahanka New Town|
Maj. Gen. K R Prasad
Coordinator - Civic Learning & Community Policing
Maj. Gen. K R Prasad retired from the Indian Army. He taught Military Law and Police duties to Corps of Military Police. In addition, he was the Director of the Defence Institute of Quality Assurance, Bangalore.
In his spare time, he teaches yoga, enjoys reading and music and is known for his funny bone.
Manager - Community Policing
Valli has managed the Bala Janaagraha program from 2011 till 2015, before she took over as Manager Community Policing. She comes with several years of experience in counselling, marketing and market research. Besides this, she has also managed the Annual Concerts for youth at the National Academy of Learning, Bangalore. Valli has a Double Majors in Psychology and Sociology from Mumbai University.
She is an avid percussionist, plays seven musical instruments and has taught music to underprivileged children at Sunday School.
Works as a Senior Associate in Community Policing with B.com back round.
Senior Field Associate
With experience in Marketing, Deepak joined the Janaagraha field team to explore the social sector and to being the change he wanted to see. He has a Diploma in Automobiles.
Senior Field Associate
Works as a Senior Field Associate in Community Policing with B.Ed. BSC back round
Rajeev Narayana M
Senior Field Associate
Works as a Senior Field Associate in Community Policing with MSW, B.Ed. back round
With experience in Marketing, Harish joined the Janaagraha field team to explore the social sector and to being the change he wanted to see. He has a Diploma in Automobiles.
Santosh Koppalu Rangegowda
Santosh works as a Field Associate. He has a Master Degree in Social work from Mysore University.
Ashok worked for 8 years with Sathi NGO. He loves to sing during his free time.
Rajshekar has joined Janaagraha as Field Associate in the grassroots team. He is a Bangalorean and a B.Sc graduate. Prior to joining Janaagraha he worked as an Assistant Manager in Effia Technologies.
His hobbies are collecting pens and old coins. He also loves music and food.
Kiran Kumar has joined us as Field Associate in the Janaroots team. Having completed his Masters in Social Work, he worked in Akshara foundation as a Taluk Coordinator and Sahasra Deepika International as a Manager (Education).
His hobbies are playing cricket, watching movies and reading newspapers
Prakash K. N
Prakash. K. N. is a Field Associate with the Janaroots team. He comes to Janaagraha with 3 years’ of experience in different NGOs like SIRI, MAYA and labour net. He has pursued BA with specialisation in Economics Political Sociology (EPS) from Christ University, Bangalore.
His hobbies are reading books and novels. In addition he is also interested in Theatre performance.
Ajay T Gujjar
Works as a Senior Field Associate in Community Policing with B.A back round
Amogi V Gavali
Works as a Field Associate in Community Policing with a back round of B.Ed., MSW and also worked a filed supervisor in Samrddha Jeevan Foods India ltd company
Works as a Field Associate in Community Policing with a back round of M.A in Economics and interested in Yoga
Mahesh N S
Works as a Field Associate in Community Policing with 4 years expectance in teaching field
Works as a Field Associate in Community Policing with 2 years expericance in NGO Field and suguna Pvt Ltd, 3 years’ Experience in marketing dispatch