Balance work and personal life: CoP tells cops

Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner D Karthikeyan and city Commissioner of police A K Viswanathan at a drive at Marina to regularise shops today.

Chennai: “Those coming to police stations with grievances must be treated equally, despite their status and economic condition. Treat the public the way you expect people to treat you.”

These were the words of advice the City Commissioner of police, A K Viswanathan, gave police personnel during a one-day seminar at a private college in Arumbakkam.

The camp was conducted on managing mental stress for police personnel. Viswanathan spoke to the police brass on how to handle grievances. “Talk to people politely as police service is public service too.”

The event was attended by 300 policemen from the rank of constable to Additional Commissioner. It was conducted to addressed the issue of stress faced by policemen while on duty.

After talking about the public perception of police, he touched about the recent spate of police suicides in the city. “Policemen have long duty hours, but you should also set apart time for family.”

Viswanathan also gave tips on how to handles stress, depression and how to bring down the the incidents of suicide.

As an encouragement, Viswanathan mentioned about an award bagged by the State in Delhi recently.

The award which was accepted by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami was given for maintaining Law and Order in the State. At the event, Additional Commissioner of police, Dhinakaran, Joint Commissioner of police Vijayakumari, psychologist Shalini and actor Dhamu addressed the audience.

NT Bureau