An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 2009 batch Monika Bhardwaj Recently appointed Deputy as Commissioner of Police of Delhi Crime Branch (DCP), she became the first woman in India to hold this post.
An exclusive chat with Monica, her journey so far, her personal inspirations, services and what it means to be a police officer, and First Indian woman to become DCP of Delhi Crime Branch shared talks about her recent appointment. The Delhi Crime Branch has given him an opportunity to root out crime.
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Explaining the appointment, Monica said, “It feels good not only as a woman but also as an officer when she becomes the DCP of Delhi Crime Branch. The crime branch gives the scope to eliminate crime from the root and gives you time, place and resources. In district policing, there is day-to-day policing.”
Some Delhi Police officials believe that her remarkable work in handling violence between lawyers and police personnel played an important role in the first appointment as DCP of Delhi Crime Branch.
In the CCTV footage that went viral on the internet in November last year, Monica can be seen shaking hands with a group of agitated lawyers and settling a violent clash between police personnel and lawyers. Where tension erupted due to an alleged parking dispute.
The credit for solving many complex cases goes to Monica. Monica made headlines in 2013 after catching six men who kidnapped and raped a 21-year-old woman in Pondicherry.
Hailing from Haryana, Monika is the third generation police officer in her family and was initially posted as Additional DCP (West) in Delhi.
“I have come to the Indian Police Services (IPS) taking the word” services “very seriously. The two main duties of a police officer are to maintain law and order and ensure peace to provide justice. Policing empowers you over people’s lives. Helping someone who is facing a problem. “
Monica gets inspiration from her parents who are “hardworking and ordinary people.”
“Everyone inspires me but the first name that comes to my mind is, IAS Officer Kiran Bedi Mam. My father is a retired inspector from Delhi Police and we used to hear about Kiran Bedi Maam and it has been a huge inspiration.”
More Indian women in the police force
He further said that more women are needed in the police force.
“I encourage more women to join the police force because it is important. We are 50 percent of the population and are struggling in the police force from 8 to 10 percent.”