Bhubaneswar, August 21 (LocalWire) 1990-batch IPS officer Sudhanshu Sarangi, who took charge today as Commissioner of police of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar commissionerate of police, said the police right from top to bottom needed to be sensitive and public-friendly towards general public while dealing with complaints.
Laying priority on crime control and traffic management in the twin cities, he said the policemen have to improve public relation exercise to win confidence and appreciation from all quarters.
Sarangi, who replaced 1988-batch IPS officer Satyajit Mohanty, was officiating as the director with the state crime records bureau (SCRB) before being entrusted with the responsibility of heading the commissionerate of police.
Mohanty, who headed the commissionerate police for over a year, also assumed the charge of Additional director general (prisons).
Sarangi, a trained psychologist, did his post graduation and PhD in psychology from the university of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
An eminent columnist in Odia language, he has five research papers under his belt in eminent academic journals.
Widely regarded for unassuming and sociable traits in character, he is the recipient of President’s police medal, Indian Police Medal, Governor’s police medal for meritorious service.
He served as Superintendent of police in Malkangiri, Sundargarh, Berhampur, Balasore and Keonjhar.
Besides he was also posted as Inspector General (operation), Chairman, Odisha Police Housing Corporation.
Sarangi also served in the cabinet secretariat on deputation to centre.