I. BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNIT:
The Govt. of India, MHA conveyed the sanction of the President for raising the 4th India Reserve Battalion by the Govt. of Mizoram vide letter No. 16011/20/2005-PF.IV (iv), dt.15.5.2007 with certain conditional guidelines.
Accordingly, the Govt. of Mizoram, Home Department conveyed approval of the Government for creation of various categories of 1066 temporary post for raising of 4th IR Bn. under police organization vide letter No. A.12028/6/2007-HMP dt.5.12.2007. Subsequently, recruitment of constables was started which was completed on 18.7.2008. Basic training of the newly recruited constable was completed at PTC Lungverh and Thenzawl on 22.7.2009 along with the posting of other ranks right from the Commandant down to IV-Grades.
The full-fledged Battalion started functioning at Thenzawl wef.12.8.2008 which was observed as the raising day of the Battalion. The headquarters was then shifted to Aizawl on 26.2.2010, occupying some portion of the office building of SP, Aizawl District as temporary main office of the Commandant and Advance Hqrs was established at Luangpawl, Mamit. As desired by Police Headquarters and for smooth and effective functioning of this unit, the main office of the Commandant was shifted to Luangpawl, Mamit on 25.1.2013 which function as the Bn Hqrs since then till date. Commandants who have served this unit are:- 1. Pu Lalhuliana Fanai MPS: wef.12.9.2008 to 9.7.2009 2. Pu F. Lalhuliana MPS: wef. 9.7.2009 to 28.2.2011 3. Pu Dingluaia MPS: 1.3.2011 to 3.3.2014 4. Pu C. Lalnunmawia MPS: wef. 6.3.2014 to 19.8.2014 and 5. Pu Lalthiamsanga Sailo MPS: wef. 19.8.2014 to 12.3.2018 and 6. Pu Lalbiaktluanga MPS: wef. 16.3.2018 till date.
We are now covering the northern part of Mamit District where maximum BOPs were opened to maintain law & order and ensure peaceful atmosphere mainly in the Bru-inhabited areas/ villages. Personnel of this unit are currently deployed at 7 (seven) Border Out Posts along the western border of Mizoram along with attachment at 4 Police Stations and as Static/ Tactical Guard at SBI Mamit for law and order duty as under:
- Zamuang BOP
- Saikhawthlir BOP
- Borai BOP
- Zawlpui BOP
- Kolalian BOP
- Bungthuam BOP
- Thinghlun BOP
- Kanhmun PS
- Zawlnuam OP
- Kawrthah PS
- Mamit PS
- SBI Mamit.
II. FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The main purposes of their duties are to maintain law and order at various places, to give free and peaceful lives to the people from some miscreants and militants, and occasionally patrolling within their areas to keep peace and tranquility.
No major law and order incident has occurred in the unit’s area of responsibility till date. All BOPs are closely monitored and visited by Gazetted Officers on monthly basis to ensure that various instructions issued from Police Headquarters and Battalion Hqrs are properly carried out and to motivate the men and boost their morale.
III. MEDAL RECIPIENTS: Inspector K. Malsawma received President’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service on the year 2013.