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First Charge: A Handbook for Police Officers

Trinath Mishra (Author)
Synopsis The charge of a district is the most challenging assignment in the career of a police officer. He heads a large police force and supervises its day-to-day functioning. The force looks up to him for leadership and guidance. The people of the district expect him to maintain the public order and keep the crime in check. He has to function both as a manager as well as a leader. For the officers and men under his command he has to put up a role model. He is accountable to his seniors, the govt., the judiciary, the people and the media. He interacts with magistracy, judiciary, other govt. departments and political leaders as representative of police at the district level. He has to maintain the moral of the force and yet bring to book the bad-sheep sullying the image of police. He has to maintain a fine balance between firm enforcement of laws and observance of the human rights. Professional knowledge and skills of a high order is required for policing in a lawful, ethical and efficient manner. It is a formidable task. Though senior officers are available to provide him guidance for day-to-day field work, he has to depend upon his own appreciation of the situations and judgement. His part training and experience at the junior level do not provide full insight into the various intricacies of his work as the district chief. This book, which is completely based on experience aims at helping h is to be aware of the various intricacies of his work as the district chief. This book, which is completely based on experience aims at helping him to be aware of the various tasks and challenges of his new assignment. It provides useful practical tips and check lists which would help him in fixing his priorities and monitor them effectively. Though primarily written for new Supdts. Of Police, it is useful for subordinate and higher police ranks also. The topics covered include the whole gamut of district policing. It first edition was published by SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad and was found very useful by IPS probationers. In this edition the new relevant subjects of crime mapping and use of GIS/GPS system and Counter Insurgency/Militancy Operations have been added.
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About the author

Trinath Mishra

Dr. Trinath Mishra joined the Indian Police Service in 1966. He was allotted to U.P. cadre where he worked in various capacities in field as well as on staff. As a field officer he was in-charge of some of the most criminal and communally sensitive districts like Bulandshahr, Azamgarh, Meerut and Varanasi. He successfully handled a number of communal, agrarian and industrial problems. As a supervisory officer also he was assigned the task of looking after similar ranges of Moradabad, Allahabdad and Meerut. He also successfully managed the Allahabad Kumbh Mela of 1977. He served in various central police organizations also on deputation. He worked in the C.B.I. as a Superintendent of Police, the Special Director and the director. He was the Chief of Special Protection Group, SVP National Police Academy, the Central Industrial Security Force and the Central Reserve Police Force. He also served in the insurgency-afficted state of Manipur as DGP. Dr. Mishra has been decorated with Police Medal for Gallantry, Police Medal for Meritorious Services and President's Police Medal for Distinguished services. He has written a number of books and articles in Hindi as well as in English. Kumbh Gatha (Hindi), Yukti or Police Tactics (Hindi) Introduction to Explosives (English/Hindi), Preliminary Investigation of Unnatural Death Cases (Hindi) Suraksha Evam Sanraksha (Hindi) are some of his published works.

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Bibliographic information

Title First Charge: A Handbook for Police Officers
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 2nd ed.
Language: English
isbn 8175060050
length xii+256p., 22cm.