I. BRIEF HISTORY OF SP SECURITY
The Office of the Superintendent of Police (Security) was bifurcated from the establishment of S.P. CID/SB and re-designated as Office of the Superintendent of Police (Security) on 26th September 1994 vide Govt. of Mizoram, Home Department Notification no. A.11030/3/87-HMP dated Aizawl, the 26th Sept.1994.
II. FUNCTION & RESPONSIBILITIES
Security Unit deals exclusively with protection of Protected Persons, visiting Dignitaries, Manning of Raj Bhawan Security, CM Office & Bungalow Security, Civil Secretariat Security (New Secretariat, Secretariat Annexe & Assembly Secretariat), Lengpui Airport Security and Thuampui Helipad.
- OFFICE STAFF:
The office staff are working under 9 (nine) branches viz., Reserve Branch, VIP Monitoring Branch, Motor Vehicle Branch, Account Branch, Clothing Branch, Equipment Branch, Armoury and Personal Branch. All these branches perform their duties and responsibilities under the overall guidance and supervision of Superintendent of Police.
(a) Reserve Branch: Reserve Branch is under the charge of Reserve officer who is of the rank of Inspector/Sub-Inspector with the assistance of Assistant Sub-Inspector and other staff, the number and rank depending on the volume of works. Reserve Branch deals all service related matters, correspondences and other duties in respect of all the staff and deployment of forces and discipline when necessary.
(b) VIP Monitoring Branch: The Branch is headed by Sub- Inspector with the assistance of Assistant Sub-Inspector and other staff. It monitors the Security of the local VIPs (Protected Persons) and also the arrangement of Security to the visiting dignitaries.
(c) Motor Transport Branch: Motor Transport Branch is headed by Inspector designated as Motor Transport Officer (MTO) and is assisted by 1 (one) Sub-Inspector and other staff. The Branch is responsible for maintenance, repair and deployment of all vehicles; assigning vehicles for drivers and detailment of relievers accordingly.
(d) Account Branch: Account Branch is headed by Head Assistant who is of the rank of Inspector (Ministerial), assisted by Sub-Inspector/Assistant Sub-Inspector (Ministerial) and other staff. They are responsible in looking after all the financial matters including salary, TA/DA, MR bills, GPF (advance & withdraw), etc.
(e) Equipment Branch: Headed by one Sub-Inspector as in- charge of Equipment Branch, all the Security equipments for Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Access Control and Anti- Sabotage Squad are handled by this branch and also maintain Stock Register. It also deals with all matters of correspondences including preparation of required equipment indents and condemnation of old equipments.
(f) Clothing Branch: Clothing Branch is headed by one Sub-Inspector as in- charge and responsible for receipt and issue of clothings, maintenance of Stock Register, clothing handbook and proper storage of clothing. It also deals with all matters of correspondences including preparation of clothing indents and condemnation of clothing.
(g) Armoury: All the arms and ammunitions issued from the Central Armoury, PHQ are properly registered and looked after (24×7) by the Arm Kote which is headed by Inspector as in charge and Armourer. After receiving proper Office Order from the competent authority, it issued required arms and ammunitions to detailed PSO, Pilot & Escort, etc.
(h) Personal Branch: Personal Branch of SP Security is headed by Personal Assistant (P.A to S.P Security) who is a Sub Inspector (Ministerial) and has a speciality on stenography. She looks after all the personal matters of S.P Security and other confidential matters of the unit.
i) Office Ready : Those who are not detailed for any assignment at a particular time stays at the Office Ready (OR) Branch which is headed by Havildar Major and other staff (Writer) under the supervision of Reseve Officer. Among them, detailment of Pilot, Escort, night duty, holiday duty, replacement of PSOs and social work (kamdari) party is made depending on the requirement
- PERSONAL SECURITY OFFICER (PSO):
A large number of Security staff are deployed as PSO to Protected Persons like Ministers, Speakers, MLAs and other Officials etc. and to the visiting dignitaries as per their security scale. The PSOs are given training and Refresher Courses at regular intervals prior to their duties.
- RAJ BHAVAN:
Security of the Hon’ble Governor of Mizoram at Raj Bhawan is done based on the Standard Operational Procedure issued with the approval of DGP Mizoram vide order: No.PHQ/AB/70/509 : Dated Aizawl, the 29th May, 2017. The SP Security shall make all the protective arrangements required for the security and safety of the Governor through I/c Raj Bhawan Security who is of the rank of Inspector. The responsibility of the Raj Bhawan Security shall be to ensure provision of ring-round security and escort personnel, isolation cordons, establishment of sterile zone and access control.
- CHIEF MINISTER’S OFFICE (CMO) & BUNGALOW:
Security of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Mizoram is the responsibility of SP Security. As such, Security Officer to the Chief Minister (SO to CM) is detailed by SP Security with the appoval of Police Headquarters. SO to CM is of the rank of Dy.S.P. and is also assisted by Sub-Ordinate Officers and other staff who can be detailed as PSOs, Escort and Pilot to Chief Minister when necessary. Security at Chief Minister’s Bungalow and Chief Minister’s office includes escort personnel, isolation cordons, establishment of sterile zone and access control. Sentry at the Main Gate is manned by the personnel detaild from the 1st BN. MAP.
- SECRETARIAT DUTY:
SP Security staff in uniforms are deployed at various entrances of Civil Secretariat, Secretariat Annexe and Mizoram Legislative Assembly Secretariat for loking after all security related matters. Civil Secretariat Security has its in-charge who is of the rank of Inspector and other staff. Also, Old Secretariat and Mizoram Legislative Assembly Secretariat Security is headed by Inspector with the assistance of other security personnel. Their main duty is to prevent entry of unauthorised personnel and deadly weapons by installing Door Frame Metal Detector (DFMD), frisking by using Hand Held Metal Detector (HHMD) and also physical checking if necessary.
- LENGPUI AIRPORT:
After the inauguration of the Lengpui Airport, the Security of the terminal building has been manned by Lengpui Airport security staff who are under the control of the Superintendent of Police, Security. As it is the only Airport manned by the State Police personnel, the Government had created separate sanctioned post for Lengpui Airport Security. One Dy.S.P. is posted at Lengpui Airport who is in- charge of Airport security, assisted by one OC and one 2nd OC both of Inspector rank. Access Control of the Terminal Building, frisking of bonafide passengers and checking of their hand baggage by using the DFMD, HHMD, X-Ray BIS before boarding to the aircraft are the main duty of Lengpui Airport Security Staff. Apart from these, they are looking after incoming and outgoing VIPs, short term Inner Line Permit registration and Foreigner registration.
- THUAMPUI HELIPAD :
Access Control of the Helipad and frisking of bonafide passengers and checking of their baggagees by using the HHMD and physical check before boarding to the Helicopter are the main duty of Thuampui Helipad Security Staff. The security duties are done under the supervision of the officer in charge who is an Inspector.
- BOMB DETECTION AND DISPOSAL SQUAD (BDDS)
Security Unit is having Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad (BDDS) who are well trained in the detection and disposal of explosives. Bomb Detection & Disposal Squad (BDDS) performs Anti-Sabotage Checking at the places which is to be visited by the Protected Persons or other VVIPs categorised as the Z plus category. Security Unit is the only unit in Mizoram who has the security equipments as well as trained Officers and personnel for detection and disposal of explosives. Thus, they can also be deployed in emergency situations as and when required.
III. WELFARE MEASURES
- Security staff maintains a Welfare Fund from which a sum of Rs 50,000/- (Fifty thousand rupees) is given to the family of a deceased staff and Wreath is also given in the name of SP, Addl.SP and Dy.SP (Hqrs).
- In case of natural calamities and other difficult situation upon any staff and his/her family that needs special attention, managing committee decided as to render necessary assistance if found appropriate.
- In case of death of a legally marrying husband/wife, an amount of Rs 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand) only is paid from fund as a token of condolence.
- Any staff of this unit when proceeding on pension, Citation/ gift is given to the pensioner i.e. from the fund.
- Superannuation Pension – A gift/Citation in kind, not exceeding worth Rs 3,000/- (three thousand) only from the fund, and
- Voluntary Pension – A citation, not exceeding worth Rs 600/- (Rupees two thousand)
- Any member of this unit at the time of first marriage in his/her communion or Church – A gift in kind, not exceeding worth of Rs 3,000/- only in such where formal notice or invitation is received.
- If and whenever timely information received stating that any police personnel died and funeral ceremony of the deceased person to be held at Aizawl city, in this regard, wreath (Mitthi pangpar) is given in the name of SP & Staff from Welfare Fund.