The 'Basic Policing' term is used in the
context of Standard Operating Procedure
(SOP), as prescribed by the Police Manual.
The issue of basic policing is arising every
now and then as instances of straying away
from the SOP are occurring rampantly with an
ulterior motive of favouring someone, or
implicating somebody, or tampering with
evidence as a cover up for obvious reasons
and imagine what not....
Compromising with the fundamentals of basic
policing has been a sole reason for massive
erosion of the credibility of 'police' in
public image. This sullied
image often keeps disturbing peace of mind
of good police officers, while the bad eggs
think privileged to violate law at as per
their wish and whim
with newer techniques and means -
individually or collectively.
The present gloomy situation is adversely impacting public psyche.
Will the innocent people denied of justice from police be driven to
adopt illegal ways and in turn get exploited by the
criminal syndicates and anti-national
forces? The degeneration already set in the
system needs to be stopped immediately, as
it has potential to create chaotic
In this backdrop, reorientation of entire police
machinery to the basic policing is the only remedy and recourse available to regain what
the policemen had really deserved to keep
their head and morale high.