is the Traffic Marshal Scheme?
The Sirsa Traffic Police has introduced the concept of Traffic Marshals on
lines of the Chandigarh Traffic Police in order to improve its interface
with the citizens. Under this scheme citizen volunteers are invited to participate
as 'Marshals' in the enforcement drives of the traffic police. As a first
step, the volunteers are sensitized about the need for road safety and the
role of traffic law enforcement in achieving the same. The procedure
adopted for the challaning of traffic offenders is also explained to the
marshals. The marshal is then picked up from his residence at the time of
the planned joint enforcement activity after seeking his consent in
advance. The marshal then performs the task of answering any queries posed
by any traffic offender who is being challaned in the field for the
commission of a traffic offence. The marshal serves as the community's
observer for ensuring complete transparency and impartiality of the
enforcement process. The marshals often provide useful feedback on possible
weaknesses in the challaning process and suggestions to remove the same.
The Traffic Marshals are also invited to all Road Safety Events and
programmes organized by the traffic police.
Who can be a Traffic
Any citizen can enroll as a Traffic Marshal. Preference is given to senior
citizens and retirees having some relevant experience in public dealing.
How can you enroll
as a Traffic Marshal?
As a first step the volunteer is required to fill up an application form
and provide a copy of his latest passport size photograph. In order to
procure the form you may call at the Sirsa Traffic Police Control Room
Number 0171-2550101 and give your mailing address. The form would be mailed
to you or may even be delivered by a special messenger. The filled up form
may then be mailed to the Office of the Superintendent of Police, Sirsa.
District Police Headquarters, Police Lines Sirsa. The application form may
also be downloaded from this site. After a short trial period a special
badge is provided to the marshal in recognition of his services. The badge
is worn prominently by the marshal during joint enforcement activity.