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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