As part of its newest initiative, Chennai City police have started carrying out night rounds in the neighbourhood. Now, the public can call the police on all days between 11 pm and 6 am for any kind of emergency help.
Everyday, during this time, different police officers are deployed on night rounds at various parts of the city. The phone numbers of these officers are also put out on social media, so people can make use of it to reach them.
Says Vivek Kumar, Inspector of Ice House police station, who was on night rounds in Mylapore area on Sept. 17, “People can call us for any kind of emergency help like for filing police complaints or for taking seniors to hospital. We will directly visit their house and provide necessary support. ”
He says that areas including San Thome, Marina, and parts of Mandaveli will be covered by the officer who makes night rounds on any given day at Mylapore and Royapettah station limits.
Other areas in Mylapore like R. A.Puram, Abhiramapuram and Patinapakkam will be monitored by Inspectors from Abhiramapuram / Patinapakkam /Kotturpuram police stations, he says.
The phone numbers of officers making night rounds are posted on Facebook page ‘Greater Chennai Police – GCP’ and Twitter page ‘Greater Chennai Police’ of city police, daily at around 7 pm. Alternatively, people can also call 100 to get help from them.