Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed hope that in the Mujib year, members of police will serve the people imbued with the ideology of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the greatest Bangalee of all time.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages greeted all members of the police or law enforcers on the occasion of the Community Policing Day, to be observed throughout the country tomorrow.
This year's theme of the day is "Mujib Borsher Mulmantra – community policing sorbotro" (The main credo of Mujib Year – community policing above all).
In a message on the eve of the occasion, President Md Abdul Hamid said Bangladesh Police is playing an admirable role in maintaining internal security, law and order and upholding human rights.
In recent times, the police have had significant success in combating militancy and terrorism, defending democracy and ensuring public safety, the president also said.
He added that the unique example of patriotism, professionalism and humanity set by police personnel, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, has greatly enhanced the image and dignity of the police to the common man.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in the five years since the commencement of community policing activities across the country, a total 11,17,080 community policing members have worked together in partnership with the police through 60,918 committees, achieving significant success in crime control and solving various social problems.
Bangladesh Police has gone another step forward in crime control by forming community policing committees in Bangladesh Railway, Industrial and Highway Police, the PM said.
The premier urged all to work together to help the police in international, regional and local crime prevention activities.
Increasing the overall capacity, including manpower and budget, the Awami League-led government is continuing to undertake various activities to strengthen the human resource management of the police with the aim of building a safe and peaceful country, she also said.
The PM recalled the success of police, saying that the Bangladesh Police has a glorious history in the Liberation War of 1971.
Both the president and the prime minister wished the overall success of all the events of 'Community Policing Day-2020'.