MANGALORE : The new Commissioner and other officials of the Police Commissionerate of Mangalore are expected to be appointed next month. There is also a plan to give the old building of the reserve police quarters here a face lift and make the commissionerate operational from here.
Presently, the Commissionerate is functioning from the SP office. Home Ministry sources revealed that the residence of the Reserve Police Inspector was spacious and was suitable to house the Commissionerate. The upliftment of this building is expected to cost Rs one crore and the Police Housing Corporation has taken up the renovation works. The present in-charge Commissioner Gopal Hosur said additional rooms and better amenities would be provided at the building.
The government has in all earmarked Rs 5 crore for the Commissionerate and the amount is expected to be released in phases. The new Commissionerate and DCPs are likely to be appointed in the first week of April following which the rest of the personnel would be appointed.
The Commissionerate which is presently functioning making use of the existing resources, is expected to function independently from April onwards.
The full-fledged operation of the Commissionerate will however have no bearing on the SP office and the SP office would not be shifted. Presently, even Moodbidri Police station has been brought within the Commissionerate purview following a demand in this regard. Earlier, only stations upto Mulki were included within the Commissionerate limits. Home Ministry sources said a total of 19 police stations now come under the purview of the Commissionerate.