Police officials at a function in Gaibandha underscored the need for enhancing and strengthening relationship between the law enforcement agency and the NGO men in a bid to curb crimes, eliminate social curses and maintain law and order situation in the society, reports news agency BSS.
The officials and the staff of NGOs could play significant role to curb and prevent crimes and eradicating social evils to build a peaceful society through providing their cooperation to the police, they said.
They made the remarks while addressing a meeting with Kurigram district police at the conference room of police super on Sunday afternoon.
Friendship, a leading NGO in the country, organised the meeting under Friendship Inclusive Citizenship Sector with the financial support of ERIKS development partner, Sweden and Friendship Luxemburg, French.
Police super Mohibul Islam Khan addressed the meeting as the chief guest where additional police super Menhajul Alam was present as the special guest. Friendship deputy general manager Ahmed Toufiqur Rahman presided over the function.
Earlier, Friendship DGM made a power point presentation describing overall activities of the reputed development organisation 'Friendship' while the organisation's programme manager Mahbubur Rahman Bhuiyan presented the significant works of Inclusive Citizenship through multimedia projector.
Police super Mohibul Islam Khan in his speeches said close coordination between the police and the development organisations is essential to maintain law and order situation in the hard to reach chars of the district as it was not possible to ensure congenial environment there for a single department.
Their joint and comprehensive efforts could check the social evils and curses including early marriage, dowry, eve teasing, terrorism, drug abuse and militancy in the chars, he added.
The commitment of the police and the holistic approach of the development workers also might play vital role from their respective position in changing the socio-economic conditions of the char dwellers and improving their livelihoods as well, the police super further said.
He also suggested development workers for identifying local problems, conflicts and minor disputes to resolve those locally with the help of common people and the police.
Mohibul Islam Khan highly lauded the overall activities of Friendship on education, health, legal aid and good governance aimed at pushing forward the backward chars and its people in the area towards development. He also thanked Friendship for organising such a meeting for developing the relationship between the police and Friendship officials.