Introduction

The Metropolitan Police Office [MPO], Ranipokhari, Kathmandu was established on 01/08/2063 B.S. as the primary law enforcement agency for Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of the Kathmandu Valley. It has authority to command all the police components located in its area of responsibility. The chief of Metropolitan Police is the Police Commissioner (Additional Inspector General of Police, AIGP) who reports to the Inspector General of Police.

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MPO Building Metropolitan Police Logo

Metropolitan Police Flag

The Metropolitan Police comprises of Public Security Division, Administration Division, Intelligence Division, Inspectorate, Crime Division, Traffic Division, Armed Police Battalion, Riot Control Battalion, Garrison Battalion, Control Room, 3 Ranges, 18 Circles, 50 Sectors, 3 Area Police Offices and 23 Police Posts at present. Other Divisions and Sections will become functional in due course.

The MPO today is on the forefront of technological crime fighting advances from highly developed advances in evidence analysis to state-of the-art-information technology.
 
These modern techniques are combined with a contemporary community policing philosophy, referred to as Policing for Prevention.

Community policing bonds the police and residents in a working partnership designed to organize and mobilize residents, merchants and professionals to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and visit the country's capital.

Additional Inspector General of Police serves as the Police Commissioner of Metropolitan Police Office, Kathmandu. He is responsible and accountable for all activities involving the Metropolitan Police Office and establishes professional standards that maintain a high level of integrity and ethical conduct.
 
Mission:-
The mission of the Metropolitan Police Office is to prevent crime and the fear of crime and provide effective, efficient and fair police service to the people in order to build safe, healthy and prepared neighborhoods throughout the Kathmandu Metropolis.

Vision:-
Our vision is to make Kathmandu Metropolis one of the safest cities in the world.

Values:-

  • Be open and honest
  • Work in partnership
  • Change to improve
  • Treat everyone fairly

Functions of MPO:-
  • Administrative and Magisterial power to Police.
  • Semi-judicial authority for crime prevention.
  • Power to issue License.
  • Provision to issue confinement letter to notorious persons legally.
  • Unitary Command.
  • Power to issue orders for smooth functioning of vehicular movement.
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Working together with all our citizens, all our partners, all our colleagues:
  • We will have pride in delivering quality police service.
  • There is no greater priority  than serving the people.
  • We will build trust by listening and responding.
  • We will respect and support each other and work as a team.
  • We will learn from experience and find ways to be  better.

"We are one team - we all have a duty to play our part in making safer Kathmandu Valley ."

Review of MPO since its establishment

  • Gradual increase in Police strength as planned
  • Increase in the number of vehicle as per requirement
  • Increase in communication equipment and riot control accessories and equipment
  • Delegation of authority to Circle Police Offices to conduct legal proceedings
  • CCTV installed at vulnerable places for effective crime prevention and control
  • Prompt and effective Police mobilization through CRV
  • Partial completion of Primary Phase.
  • No further developments made  for  implementation of Unitary Command
  • Police action spent on  service delivery and implementation of judicial order
  • Police obliged to perform their tasks on their own way
  • Police are more engaged in the road related  cases
  • No progress  made on  introducing  necessary  laws.
  • Formation of high level committee to study Metropolitan Police System

Future Plans of MPO
  • Actions are oriented to complete the remaining tasks of the First Phase and provide support to implement the plans of the other Phases.
  • Help implement the report of the High Level Development Committee.
  • Develop and expand the Intelligence Division.
  • Establish and equip Anti-Kidnapping Squad (AKS).
  • Implementation of integrated GIS Based Application.