Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Police won the special jury award for Community Policing at the FICCI Smart Policing Awards-2018 held in New Delhi on Thursday.
IPS officer Sarah Sharma received the award on behalf of the State police from Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Statistics and Programme Implementation Vijay Goel.
“This achievement is a result of a series of programmes by the Odisha Police like ‘Paree Pain Katha Tiye’ and other initiatives for marginalised sections of the society and for women empowerment,” said Sharma after receiving the award.
Notably, the Odisha Police had won the FICCI Smart Policing Award for Senior Citizens’ Security and Women Safety in the year 2016.
The jury members this year included GK Pillai, former Union Home Secretary; Manjari Jaruhar, former Special DG, CISF; Jayanto N Choudhury, former DG, National Security Guard; Alok Bansal, Director, India Foundation; and Dr Sushma Yadav, Professor of Public Policy & Governance, Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA).