Coming to any thought of police reform, the first question to answer is where it starts? I have no doubt that the police station should be the focal point of police reforms because that is the first contact point between the police and the people. If there is a trust deficit in public for police, it starts here. Certain lack/deficiencies have to be addressed at this point. I mention them below:
The new Assam Police Act has failed to address many of these requirements. The State needs to think of amending the Act to make it a proper framework for democratic policing.