Teenage Police to protect youngsters from trafficking, drug abuse and bullying in Faridabad

  • | Saturday | 25th July, 2020

A police team has been set up by the Faridabad police to focus solely on the grievances faced by youngsters. From protecting teenagers from bullying to handling cases of drug abuse, the Teenage Police or TAP has been set up to look into the crimes related to teens.  OP Singh, the newly appointed commissioner of police, Faridabad said that the need of the hour is to handle cases relating to teenagers aged from 14 to 19 years.

Faridabad: A police team has been set up by the Faridabad police to focus solely on the grievances faced by youngsters. From protecting teenagers from bullying to handling cases of drug abuse, the Teenage Police or TAP has been set up to look into the crimes related to teens.  OP Singh, the newly appointed commissioner of police, Faridabad said that the need of the hour is to handle cases relating to teenagers aged from 14 to 19 years.

ACP-rank officer to head wing

As per Singh, teenagers are often subjected to bullying by anti-social elements due to their exposure to social media and the internet. Singh said that an officer of ACP-rank will be heading the new wing.  Singh said, "The officer will work in close coordination with school authorities, parents associations and NGOs that deal with teenage problems in the area. " Singh said that TAP will also host sessions with school captains and sports captains to understand the problems faced by them and other children of their age. He said that these web-conferences will help in finding solutions to the problems faced by teens.

Manoj Yadava, Haryana director general of police said that the pilot project will be introduced in other districts of Haryana if it receives a good response here. Yadava said, "Teenagers go through a lot of physical and emotional changes and it may be stressful, and they are vulnerable to crime. Haryana police is committed to taking care of the younger population. "


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