Delhi Police Celebrates Commissionerate Day with Ceremonial Parade

"Delhi Police Honors Legacy and Modernization Efforts at Commissionerate Day Parade"

New Delhi, July 1, 2024 :Delhi Police marked its Commissionerate Day with a grand ceremonial parade at Parade Ground, New Police Lines, Kingsway Camp, Delhi today. The event was graced by Sh. Vinai Kumar Saxena, Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, who took the salute as the Chief Guest in the presence of Sh. Sanjay Arora, Commissioner of Police, Delhi.

Established in 1861 under the Indian Police Act, Delhi Police was initially part of Punjab Police until 1947. The Commissionerate System was introduced later with the passage of the Delhi Police Act in 1978, which came into effect on July 1, 1978. The Commissionerate Day Parade, initiated as part of the platinum jubilee celebrations since 2022, honors this legacy annually with the Lieutenant Governors of Delhi taking the salute as administrators.

During the event, a short film highlighting the features of the new criminal laws – Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita, Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita, and Bharatiya Sakshya Adhiniyam – was presented to Sh. Vinai Kumar Saxena. Additionally, five books aimed at training Investigation Officers in these laws were released by Delhi Police Academy.

Addressing the gathering, Sh. Vinai Kumar Saxena praised the dedication and professionalism of Delhi Police, emphasizing its role as one of the country’s most esteemed and trusted forces. He commended the force for its efficiency in ensuring security during major events like the General Elections to Lok Sabha and the G20 Summit. Special recognition was given to Delhi Police’s women marching contingent, honored as the Best Marching Contingent among CAPF and auxiliary forces during Republic Day 2024.

The Lieutenant Governor highlighted Delhi Police’s initiatives such as Sashakti, Prahari, Police Mitra, Nigehban, and Nirbhik, aimed at enhancing community participation and implementing smart policing solutions. He also lauded efforts to increase women’s representation within the force, including the establishment of two dedicated women police posts.

Sh. Sanjay Arora, Commissioner of Police, Delhi, welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries, including former Commissioners and retired officers. He underscored the historical significance of Commissionerate Day, marking the establishment of a robust policing system in Delhi through legislative reforms.

Highlighting the commencement of the new criminal laws, Commissioner Arora stressed their role in modernizing the Indian criminal justice system and ensuring a victim-centric approach. He urged media personnel to contribute to public awareness about these laws and their impact on society.

The parade featured contingents from all six ranges of Delhi Police, including Traffic Police, Armed Police, Security Battalion, SWAT, and Communication & CPCR unit. Medals and awards were presented to commendable police personnel for their exemplary service and contributions to the force’s mission.

The ceremony concluded with accolades for the Best Residential Colonies and Police Stations in cleanliness and operational excellence, underscoring Delhi Police’s commitment to maintaining high standards in policing.

The event was attended by a host of dignitaries, reflecting the widespread acclaim and respect for Delhi Police’s dedication to public service and safety.

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