Over the last month we have started talking to the wonderful officers in the Kolkata Community Policing Department about a new project with them. We joined them at their Annual Sports Day at the Body Guard Lines Police Compound, where participants in Community Policing Initiatives from across Kolkata were present.
We met some of the other officers involved in Community Policing and were able to understand the demographic of their target population. As we continue to develop our proposal the key questions that interest us are how we can create a better understanding about the role of the police and the rights of the citizens, and how we can include both the police and citizens in a conversation around these issues.
We are a Kolkata based non-profit dedicated to promoting civic engagement through participatory art projects.