Women desks in Police Stations
The District Police Women&rsquos Cell, Palakkad has won the Chief Minister&rsquos Award for Innovations in public policy under the category of Public Service Delivery for their &ldquoDistress Counselling Initiative&rdquo for the year 2012. The Jury commended the potential, scope, scalability and sustainability of the project in improving the image of public service in the state.
Women Desks have been set up in most of the Police Stations of the State, since February 2006, under the charge of Women Police personnel, with an aim to help Women and Children seeking Police help, which they can do without any fear or inhibitions. Cases of atrocities against Women and Children, and harassment of women at home, work places or in public places, come under the purview of the Women Desks. These have proved to be extremely successful.
The Womens Desk in a Police Station is under the control of a WHC/WPC who listens to the complaints patiently and sympathetically, and takes the matter to higher authorities wherever necessary. The Women Desk also provides adequate and proper information to the Women and Children approaching them on various issues relating to the Police work. The Womens Desk is functioning during daytime ie. from 8 AM to 6 PM on all days. This system has been found to be a great success in redressing the grievances of the needy Women and Children
Senior Citizen Help Desk is implemented in Palakkad Police Unit.