In our country, the marginalized section, especially women are reportedly facing some kind of mental harassment when they approach police to lodge their complaints. According to a study conducted in Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra by Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, “more than 75 per cent people, especially women and those from marginalized sections, felt that police behaviour towards them was not good and hence were averse to approaching the police unless they had to report a serious crime.”
However, it is also important to look into the different kind of problems that the police personnel are confronting with while performing their duties. Many police establishments in the country are facing the problems like lack of adequate manpower, resources. As per report there were 5,49,025 vacant police posts in the country till March 2017. The highest vacancies were reported from Uttar Pradesh followed by Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat and Haryana.
Moreover, the police departments have always been neglected as non-productive agency and therefore, the allocation of fund by the Govt has been neglected. Efforts should be made to recruit more police personnel and to provide adequate infrastructure for better policing.