Kerala police introduced ‘Pink Beat’ patrol for enhancing the safety for women and children in public places. The Pink Beat includes specially trained women police personnel. These police personnel will patrol on KSRTC and private stage carriers and will be present at bus stops, schools, colleges and other public places. They will assist women, children and senior citizens travelling on buses. The Pink Patrol team will operate under the supervision of District Police Chief.
The role of these police personnel are
- Ensure the reserved seats in KSRTC or private buses for women and physically challenged are not misused by the general public.
- Shutting down any avenue of eve –teasing or molestation threats.
- Assist children and passengers with physical disabilities to reach their destination.
Kozhikode city police launched Pink Police Patrol on 27-02-2017. 4 WASIs and 16 WCPOs have been selected for this duty. Two Pink Patrol vehicles are operating in Kozhikode city. They will attend to the distress calls received from Pink Police Patrol Control Room and will conduct patrolling at public places ie Schools, colleges, offices, Ladies hostels, beach, railway station, bus stands, mall etc. They will provide necessary help, guidance & security awareness to women, children and senior citizens. They will prevent eve teasing at public places, ensure the safe travel of women, children and secure school/college students from the abuse of narcotic substances.