11 essential Duties and Responsibilities of Police in India

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According to National Police Commission set up by the Government of India in 1977, the following are the duties and responsibilities of the police :

i) to promote and preserve public order

ii) Investigate crimes

iii) identify problems and situations that are likely lead to crimes;

iv) reduce the opportunities for the commission of crimes through preven­tive patrol and other police measures;

v) aid and cooperate with other relevant agencies in implementing appro­priate measures for prevention of crimes;

vi) aid individuals who are in danger of physical harm;

vii) create and maintain a feeling of security in the community;

viii) facilitate orderly movement of people and vehicles;

ix) counsel and resolve conflicts and promote amity;

x) provide other appropriate services and provide relief to people in dis­tress; and

xi) collect intelligence reports relating to matters affecting public peace and crimes in general including social and economic offences, national integrity and security.


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