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Dehradun police flagged 24 units of all-women ‘cheetah’ police

DEHRADUN: In a move to make city safer and secure, and especially to reach out with help to women in distress, the Dehradun police flagged off first of its kind 24 units of all-women ‘cheetah’ police squads from Police Lines on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Wednesday.

Addressing the newly-inducted policewomen in the ‘cheetah’ force, director general of police (DGP) M A Ganapathy said, “It’s a new initiative, and I am confident that the women cheetah squads will help curb crime in the city, especially crime against women.”

Wearing cheetah badges on their arms, these women cops on four bikes and 20 scooties — provided by Hero Moto Crop free of cost under corporate social responsibility — are equipped with wireless sets, harness and a baton for patrolling the city.

The cheetah force, which has been tasked to move swiftly against all types of crimes, has a total 232 male police personnel, however, with the induction of 48 women cops — 10 sub-inspectors and 38 constables — their number has increased to 280.

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