PV Desk : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the police force to develop a more people-friendly image, appreciating its achievement in the recent past in earning people’s confidence and trust to a great extent as the country’s main law enforcement agency.

“You will have to become ‘people’s police’,” she told a senior police officers conference at her office as part of the Police Week-2020 celebrations.

The premier said police in recent years could largely defuse people’s negative attitude towards them, which she said was the reality in the past.

“The public confidence and trust in the police have increased significantly . . . this is what we need crucially,” she said.

Bangladesh’s police this year observe the Police Week-2020 that began on Sunday coinciding with the Mujib Borsho with the theme being “Mujib Borsher Ongikar, Police Hobe Janatar”.