Tourist police in Delhi have been deployed to key locations across the city to ensure the safety and guidance of G-20 Summit delegates as they visit historical landmarks.
Around 400 police personnel, equipped with mobile patrolling vans (MPVs), have been stationed at various critical sites, including railway stations, airports, markets, and iconic monuments like Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Rajghat, and Humayun’s Tomb.
The primary responsibilities of these tourist police include providing assistance to tourists, responding to PCR calls, patrolling nearby areas, and monitoring suspicious activities.
Each MPV carries a PCR kit containing essential items such as a stretcher, cane shield, weapons, and a commando searchlight, ensuring they are well-prepared for any situation.
Tourist police officers wear distinctive neon jackets and badges for easy recognition by visitors. The MPVs are equipped with a mobile device tracking system, ensuring prompt response to PCR calls.
To enhance their services, the officers underwent a week-long training program that focused on soft skills, better communication, manners, etiquette, and English-speaking proficiency. They were also trained to protect tourists from scams and fraud by taxi services, touts, bag lifters, and travel agents.