The Government of Punjab launched a special police force, the Dolphin Force in the city of Lahore last month. The police squad is inspired by the Turkish patrolling police squads of the same nature. It is a rapid response team that rides on bikes. The new police force is tasked to counter and control the street crime in bigger cities. The Turkish police assisted the Government of Punjab to come up with a structure of the force and then the subsequent launch.
The teams are provided by latest Honda CB500X motorcycles, and the police officers are fully trained and armed with the latest equipment. Now the police department has started to work on a feasibility to launch the Dolphin force in other cities as well. The Punjab Police Department is looking to launch the force in Rawalpindi, Multan, Faisalabad and Gujranwala. Senior police officers have met and discussed the recruitment, training, and deployment policy to develop the Dolphin Squad for the big cities. SP Dolphin Force Syed Karrar Hussain and Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr. Haider Ashraf briefed the police chief about the policy to recruit and train the Dolphin Force.
Around seven hundred cadets have passed out of the Lahore police training college to join the first-ever squad of Dolphin force.
LCIP, a Facebook page posted photos of a totaled Dolphin Squad Honda bike. You can call it the first causality. The bike is worth around PKR 1.2 million. The rapid response police force is indeed a good idea but the force is going to cost taxpayers a lot of money. So lets hope it’s worth the cost.
Dolphin Police a modern wing…..
Posted by Lahore Police Official on Tuesday, 19 April 2016