You will have to change your conventional concept about a police station when you are at Hill Palace.It is the first time in the history of Kerala Police that a library for the public is being opened with the intention of changing the conventional concepts regarding a police station.
The Janamaithri Police Library was dedicated to the public by Home Minister Shri.Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on 31.01.2011.
With 6,000 books collected from various voluntary donors that include litterateurs, professors and also ordinary workers, the air-conditioned and computerised library set up in a 900-sq.ft. Hall would be open for the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
A Professor at Rajagiri College of Engineering, Madhava Panicker, alone has donated 750 books to the library collection.There will be no membership fee to the library; only a photo-identity with the application would be needed. The air-conditioned police library hall is designed atop the police rest room in the Hill Palace Station complex. Besides a vast collection of books, a chess board, carom board and weaving machines are there in the library hall.
There will be people’s participation in the functioning of library. Selected people will be included in the advisory committee of the governing body. Cops will also help in the daily functioning of the library.A computerised catalogue will be installed in the library soon which will enable the public to know about the availability of the books.
The Janamaithri police library set up at the Tripunithura Janamaithri police station, gives a new dimension to community policing.