Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked police personnel to be friendlier to people in discharging their crucial roles as protectors of the law.
"You'll have to build yourselves as more public-friendly keeping in mind that you are members of the police force of an independent country," the premier said during the opening session of the Police Week at Rajarbagh Police Lines here this morning.
She added: "I hope that each and every member of the police force will extend their helping hand to the helpless and to those who are exposed to peril."
The prime minister simultaneously asked policemen to discharge properly their role as the protectors of law adding that their adherence to the law of the land, honesty and moral values would be the indicators in judging their professional performance.
Sheikh Hasina reminded police personnel that they would be rewarded for their success but they must ensure their accountability for everything they do.
The main law enforcement agency this year observes the Police Week-2018 with its motto being "Remedy of Drugs and Militancy: Commitment of Bangladesh Police".
On her arrival at the venue, the premier was received by Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque and Home Secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin, reported the BSS.
Different police contingents staged a spectacular parade led by superintendent of police (SP) Mohsin Hossain to mark the police week and riding on an open jeep the Prime Minister visited the parade and took the salute.
Cabinet members, parliament members, senior government officials witnessed the ceremony.