He has many duties to perform. He maintains law and order in the country. He is, therefore, called the guardian of law and order. He keeps a sharp eye on bad characters. Whenever they break the law, he arrests them and takes them to the police station.
There is traffic police also. The main duty of the traffic police man is to control and regulate the traffic. He generally stands on a raised platform and regulates the traffic by making certain signs with his hands. If any driver goes against the rules, he blows his whistle and stops him. He then charges fine accordingly. The duty of the traffic police man is very hard because he has to stand under the scorching sun or in heavy rains hours together.
At night the policeman patrols the streets and guards property. He traces thefts and brings the culprits to book.
But nowadays, there have been some incidents and situations wherein the police have acted brutally. There have been some corruption charges on the police also. It is a pity that some policemen accept bribe and shrug off the great responsibility they have for the society as a whole.
The police should be aware of the fact that if the protectors turn to be destructors-our society will be ruined and the country will not progress at al. individual interests should always be sacrificed for the interest of society.
The social attitude towards the police has also become that of terror. Generally, people do not discriminate between an evil doer and police ma. We should not look down upon him since he is our social protector. We should try to put a little faith on him.
The government should also better is lot so that he should have a comfortable living. Then, he would not accept bribes. Again, only educated persons should be recruited and besides their tough training they should be taught to be polite and well- mannered. Only then, the public will have no problems with the police and together they will be able to eradicate crime.