'Nijat' campaign selected for International IACP Awards 2022

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The US-based international organisation International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has selected Chhattisgarh Police's anti-drug and illicit liquor campaign 'Nijat' for 'Leadership in Crime Prevention' in the institutional category.

Important facts

  • In early 2022, the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), an organisation of the Ministry of Home Affairs, included the 'Nijat' campaign among the thirty best smart-policing campaigns in the country.

  • The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), an international organisation of America, has been greatly impressed by the effective implementation of Rajnandgaon Police's anti-drug and illegal liquor campaign and its results.

About 'Nijat' campaign

  • It was launched by the Chhattisgarh Police under the leadership of IPS officer Santosh Kumar Singh, who launched an intensive drive against drug addiction and illicit liquor in the districts of Koriya, Rajnandgaon and presently Korba.

  • Under this campaign, a comprehensive awareness campaign is also being run among the people against drugs from city to village.

  • The only successful campaign to create a drug free society with missionary zeal - 'Nijat' has seen amazing results.

  • The campaign undertook to end the illegal trade of illegal drugs, narcotics and alcohol as well as prevent its smuggling.

International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)

  • It is the world's largest and most influential professional association for police leaders.

  • With more than 32,000 members in more than 170 countries, it is a recognized leader in global policing committed to advancing safer communities through thoughtful, progressive police leadership.

  • It was established in 1893.

  • It is based in Alexandria, Virginia (United States).

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