THE SMART POLICING VISION: SURVEY ON PROGRESS ACHIEVED
The SMART policing vision was announced by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India at the Conference of DGPs held at Guwahati, in the year 2014. He had called for systemic changes to transform the Indian Police to be: Strict and Sensitive, Modern and Mobile, Alert and Accountable, Reliable and Responsive, Techno-savvy and Trained (SMART).
How far have police forces progressed in achieving this vision in the six years since the announcement of the SMART policing goal? Do the public perceive the impact of any transformation in line with the ideals outlined in SMART policing ? This is what the Indian Police Foundation (IPF), seeks to find out through this survey. The purpose of the survey is:
1. To understand the existing strengths and weaknesses in policing, based on the ground level appreciation of citizens' trust / satisfaction, and to identify the areas of concern on which the police need to focus.
2. To identify the best performing Police Stations, Districts and States in India that deserve recognition and encouragement.
3. Ranking of States as well as Districts and Police Stations in each State, based on citizens' ratings.
This is an opportunity for every citizen to rate the quality of policing in India – and participate in the police reform process