Nagpur Police inaugurated Vidarbha’s Child-Friendly Zone at Sitabuldi Police Station on Friday to ensure a friendly environment for children who usually accompany women, victims, to police stations.
Additional Commissioner of Police (CP) South Region Dilip Jhalke who is due to retire in August inaugurated Child-Friendly Zone along with CP Amitesh Kumar and other senior officials were prominently present on this occasion.
CP Amitesh Kumar while addressing the press announced that more such Child-Friendly Zones will be established at Zonal level in the Second Capital of the State. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Zone 2, Vinita S took the initiative to set up a child-friendly zone in the police station.
“Nagpur police is making Sitabuldi as a ‘child-friendly police station. The police officials are being trained accordingly to provide counseling to children in need and understand child-friendly mechanisms,” said CP Amitesh Kumar.
DCP Vinita S said “Women victims are often seen coming with their children to police stations. These children often feel intimidated seeing some police personnel around. Thus to withdraw this feeling we came up with a Child-Friendly Zone. This initiative will bridge the gap between children and cops. Children can communicate with cops without any fear and receive proper care and protection”.