West Jaintia Hills Police

Government of Meghalaya



Crime Scenario

West Jaintia hills district is one of the oldest districts of the State. It extends from Assam in the north to Bangladesh in the South. Law and order is stable in the district. Police is deployed in all the major strategic localities of the district to give quickest possible Police response to the needy. Crime reported is increasing every year for various reasons including the awareness of the common public and the prompt response by the Police.
Crimes are reported in the following heads including petty thefts, family disputes, land disputes, robbery, dacoity, rape and other women and children related cases, murder, NDPS, traffic related cases including accidents, cyber crime, militant related cases, foreigners act, border crimes, smuggling etc. Crimes are investigated scientifically and thoroughly to bring the culprits under the ambit of law.
Efforts are taken for the prevention of the crime including awareness creation to the common public on regular crimes and also the newly reported crimes like ATM/ credit card frauds etc, activation of the VDP’s, association of the village durbars, intelligence collection, creation of specialized units like Cyber crime cell and Anti Narcotic cell, check on the liquor and drugs users, monitoring the movement of the criminals etc.
Women and Child related cases are given priority and Women PS investigates the cases. An Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) is created for human/ child trafficking related issues.