Bengaluru: Ever wondered which is the best police station in India? 

Well, as per a Times of India report, it is Nongpok Sekmai police station in Thoubal district of Manipur. It has been rated as the best-performing one in the country for 2020.

After that, the second rank holder is the all-women police station Suramangalam in Tamil Nadu’s Salem. The third spot is occupied by Kharsang police station in insurgency-hit Changlang district of Manipur. 

The top 10 among the country’s total 16,671 police stations are Jhimil (Bhaiya Thana) in Surajpur, Chhattisgarh; Sanguem in South Goa; Kalighat in Andaman & Nicobar Islands; Pakyong in East District of Sikkim; Kanth in Moradabad in UP; Khanvel in Dadra & Nagar Havel; and Jammikunta Town in Karimnagar, Telangana, in that order, the website noted. 

Home minister Amit Shah said a vast majority of the shortlisted police stations are located in small towns and rural areas. This is also true for police stations that have been ranked among the top 10. “This indicates that while availability of resources is important, what matters more is the dedication and sincerity of our police personnel to prevent and control crime and serve the nation.”

It should be noted that this year’s survey on the best police stations was not an easy one. All thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic consequences, the restrictions on the movement was humongous. Therefore, the survey was conducted based on guidelines issued by the government. 

The website throws more light on how it was done: 

The rating of police stations was done on the basis of data analysis, direct observation and public feedback. The parameters for short-listing the police stations in the initial stage of the survey included property offences; crimes against women; crimes against weaker sections; and missing persons, unidentified found persons and unidentified bodies. The last parameter was introduced this year.