Jyotsna Colony Association: Police-Residents Meet Held

A Police-Residents Meet was held at Jyotsna Colony on Sunday, 24th January 2010, to educate the residents about the precautions they could take to prevent crime in their locality.

Chennai, India, March 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- A Crime Awareness Meeting was held between senior police officials and the residents of Jyotsna Colony at the Jyotsna Park at 7-00 p.m. on Sunday, 24th January 2010, to make the people aware of the methods adopted by criminals, so that they could take sufficient precautionary steps to avoid any problem.

The Meeting was attended by Mr. S. Senthil Kumaran, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. S. Thennarasu, Inspector of Police and Ms. Thamizhselvi, Sub-inspector of Police.

The Meeting started with the welcome address of Mr. V. Balasundaram, President, Jyotsna Colony. In the welcome address, he said that it is not wise to merely react to crimes, but one has to be proactive and take all steps to prevent crimes. It was fortunate that senior police officials were willing to spend their time with the residents to offer their valuable advice, based on practical happenings in and around the city.

Mr. S. Thennarasu, Inspector of Police, then took the stage, and spoke at length about the various precautionary steps the residents can take. He gave examples of crimes that take place frequently in the city, so that the residents get an awareness of the modus operandi of the criminals. He particularly advised ladies and senior citizens about how they can safeguard themselves and their property. Some of the methods he advised to keep up the security of the Colony are:

To strictly control the vehicles and persons at the gate, with the security staff
To install barricades at the entrances
To collect details of servant maids, and also to check their credentials before employing them
To collect details of watchmen, and also to check their credentials before employing them
Not to share personal details with the servant maids
To install closed circuit TV (CCTV)
To install modern safety devices, like burglar alarm, video phone, etc.
To report to the Police Station or to the emergency number 100, any suspicious activity
To control the movement of vendors, etc.

Mr. S. Senthil Kumaran, Assistant Commissioner of Police, in his address, emphasized the importance of the residents taking steps to prevent crimes, as discussed in the Meeting. He offered his help to increase the security of Jyotsna in any way. The residents then had an extensive interaction with him for more than half an hour on various security aspects.

Mr. Senthil Kumaran, Mr. Thennarasu and Ms. Thamizhselvi then interacted with the residents, answering their questions, hearing their suggestions and generally addressing their concerns. During the discussions before and during the Meeting, and based on his assessment of the security situation, Mr. Thennarasu, Inspector of Police, was of the opinion that the Association should put up barricades on the 2nd and 3rd streets.

While giving his concluding remarks, Mr. Balasundaram stated that he was extremely to happy to see that the senior police officials Mr. Senthil Kumaran, Mr. Thennarasu and Ms. Thamizhselvi were supporting the Colony residents with quick decisions and valuable advice. He profusely thanked the police officials for having taken the efforts to address the concerns of the residents of Jyotsna Colony, which is home to about 150 flats, with nearly 500 residents.

Jyotsna Colony Association
Balasundaram Venkatesan
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