Governance Now Maharashtra Police Summit

Agile Policing in times of Pandemic

25th February 2021

Governance Now, India's premier publication on public policy and governance from, Sri Adhikari Brothers Group is organising Maharashtra Police Summit on 25th February 2021. The summit focuses on “Agile Policing in times of Pandemic."

In India, Policing had already been grappling with various challenging but this pandemic has accelerated those challenges. As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps in the country, police forces were thrust into new roles as they engage and enforce new policies and laws governing societal behaviours. Social distancing, restrictions on movement within states, and new rules and regulations on who can work, and from where have turned lives upside down. These developments have added new tasks for police organisations. In addition, police organisations have to deal with operational duties while protecting themselves against infection.

A further significant challenge is to retain public trust through and beyond the crisis. This requires policing to be sensitive to the citizens, with greater situational awareness on the ground and more effective communications campaigns and dialogue with the public and businesses regionally and nationally. To address this challenge and closer participation and engagement of citizens as well as private organisations in the policing process, dialogue and communications have to be done well, and police actions need to be aligned to policy and reassure the public. While businesses are trying to return, as usual, communicating effectively and collaborating in public-private partnerships will provide a great opportunity for the police to come out of this crisis stronger and deliver greater safety and security to their communities.

Key Attendees

- Maharashtra Police

Key Speakers

Shri Rajender Singh, IPS

Addl. Director General of Police (L & O)
Maharashtra Police

Shri Vivek Phansalkar, IPS

Commissioner of Police
Thane City
Maharashtra Police

Shri Brijesh Singh, IPS

Spl. Inspector General of Police (Administration)
Maharashtra Police

Shri Vishwas Nangare Patil, IPS

Jt. Commr. of Police (L & O)
Brihan Mumbai
Maharashtra Police

Shri Quaiser Khalid, IPS

Commissioner of Police
Mumbai Railways
Maharashtra Police

Shri Krishna Prakash, IPS

Commissioner of Police
Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune
Maharashtra Police




Glimpses of Past Edition of the Police Summit

Governance Now organises various conferences and summit focusing on reforms and modernisation of police forces. Recently, Governance Now organised India Police Virtual Summit & Awards with a focus on "SMART Policing for New India" which was joined by DGPs, ADGPs, CPs, ACPs across the country.

Draft Agenda

10.00 am – 10.15 am

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10.15 am - 10.30 am

Welcome Address by Governance now

10.30 am - 11.15 am

Inaugural Session: Transforming Policing in Maharashtra

11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Panel Discussion: Agile Policing in times of Pandemic

12.30 pm – 1.15 pm

Panel Discussion: Cyber Securing Maharashtra

12.45 pm – 01.00 pm

Valedictory Address

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