…𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑩𝒉𝒖𝒕𝒂𝒏 𝑷𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒆’𝒔 𝑪𝒉𝒆𝒄𝒌-𝑷𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝑴𝒂𝒏𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑺𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒎 𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒘𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒓𝒐𝒃𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆, 𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒂 𝒄𝒓𝒖𝒄𝒊𝒂𝒍 𝒕𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒄 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆𝒕𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒄𝒕 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 2020.
The Check-Post Management System (CPMS) has proven to be an invaluable tool in the intricate web of law enforcement and public safety, shedding light on the evolving landscape of incidents recorded over the years.
In the year 2022, the CPMS recorded a total of 306 cases, spanning Civil, Crime, Missing of Person (MOP), Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) Deserter, License Suspended, Substance Abuse, and Bhutan National Bank Limited (BNBL) incidents.
Breaking down the figures, there were 292 cases of Civil incidents, 12 of Crime, and 2 of MOP. It’s noteworthy that the CPMS data for 2022 was collected from October to December, as the CPMS for the Royal Bhutan Police commenced only in September 2022.
Moving to the year 2023, a total of 534 cases were reported, distributed across various categories. The breakdown includes 391 Civil cases, 61 Crime cases, 7 MOP cases, 40 RBA Deserter cases, 12 License Suspended cases, 11 Substance Abuse cases, and 12 BNBL cases.
The high number of Civil cases may indicate a prevalence of civil disputes within the community. The presence of Crime cases suggests a need for law enforcement and criminal justice measures. MOP cases and RBA Deserter cases may highlight issues related to internal security and military discipline. License Suspended cases may point to concerns regarding adherence to rules and regulations in various sectors. Substance Abuse cases indicate a focus on addressing public health concerns related to substance abuse.
Deputy Chief of Police Colonel Passang Dorji stated, “We have processed hundreds of arrest warrants, entering each into the CPMS system. This system facilitates the monitoring of all incoming and outgoing vehicles and has been integrated with BNBL to track individuals who defaulted on their loans, even after being adjudicated and subsequently refusing to pay.”
The highest number of Civil cases in January 2023 reached 49, followed by 44 in February and 38 in April. In terms of Crime cases, the peak occurred in July with 14 cases, followed by 9 in October and 7 in January. Two Missing Person (MOP) cases were reported in both February and September, and one each in August, October, and November.
There were 12 cases of Royal Bhutan Army (RBA) Deserters in August, 8 in September, and 7 in November. Additionally, six cases of License Suspensions were recorded in November, three in September, and two in October, involving individuals who were still driving despite their suspended licenses.
Substance abuse incidents saw four cases in September and three in November. In the BNBL category, 12 cases were reported in both October and December. These figures highlight the varied nature of incidents and the need for targeted interventions to address specific issues within each category.
These comprehensive figures provide insights into the diverse nature of incidents recorded through the CPMS, offering a detailed perspective on law enforcement and public safety trends over the specified period.