For the very first time, Delhi Police has appointed eight women Station House Officers (SHOs) in Delhi, amongst the 44 first-time SHOs who have been transferred to this role.
As per the Office of Commissioner, Delhi Police, with this addition, the total number of women SHOs in Delhi has gone up to nine. In the latest orders by the Delhi Police, 55 SHOs have been transferred amongst which, 44 are first timers.
The eight women inspectors who have been transferred as SHO to Delhi Police are Alpana Sharma, Poonam Pareek, Dominka Purty, Roshlin Punam Minz, Harjinder Kaur, Pratibha Sharma, Kamini Gupta and Sapna Duggal.
Last month, Shivani Malik, inspector, Delhi Police made history when she was appointed as the SHO of the Hauz Khas police station. She became the first woman SHO of the South District in 15 years.
Meanwhile, 34 SHOs who have already served for five years in Delhi have been transferred to different units. Amongst them, 18 have been posted in the security wing and eight have been posted at the Police Training College.
This decision has been taken by the Delhi Police department to strengthen the State’s security. With the posting of eight experienced inspectors who have also served as SHOs on the field, the training and development of newly-recruited officers in Delhi Police will receive a much-needed boost.
Looking at past records, amongst the 79 fresh appointments of SHOs in Delhi in the last one month, 65 are first-time transferred personnel, who, it is hoped, will add freshness and a new energy to the functioning of the police in the State.