Home Minister Y. Patton during the inauguration of the office of the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur on October 12.
Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 12
A new building which will house the office of the Commissioner of Police, Dimapur was inaugurated today. The building was built at a cost of Rs. 5.55cr after demolishing the erstwhile office of the Superintendent of Police at the Old Kohima road.
Following the institution of the Police Commissionerate in Dimapur in April 2015, the office of the Commissioner of Police was temporarily relocated to a building near the Deputy Commissioner’s office, which formerly housed the DIG (Range), Dimapur.
Home Minister, Nagaland Y. Patton at the inauguration regarded the new office building as befitting a police Commissionerate. According to him, the speedy completion of the building in less than two years was the result of a “concerted effort” of the state government to provide the best possible infrastructure to the police.
Policing in Dimapur had a humble beginning in pre-independence India in the form of a small police outpost located near the Old NST bus stand. He said that the transformation since then often resulted in the relocation of the office of the district police chief, bringing to fore the need for a permanent office building. The commissioning of the office building, he hoped would have a positive impact and “provide good working environment to the police Commissionerate.”
While terming honesty, impartiality and integrity as the hallmark of policing, he added that the job demands the highest standard of conduct. These qualities, he said should “be made more visible by the Dimapur Police Commissionerate since a peaceful Dimapur shall substantially contribute towards peace in the state as a whole.”
“If you lend your support to the police, you’ll be able to ensure a peaceful Dimapur,” said DGP LL Doungel, while stating that the police will only be as strong as the society that it exists in. This however does not imply that the police are absolved of its duties and drawbacks as efficiency also hinges on the people who don the uniform. “Just because you don the khaki (uniform) doesn’t make you a police,” he said while adding that the job demands constant updating and adapting as per the times.