In accordance to the new Punjab Police Act, 2007, the Punjab Police solicited the formulation of a Five-Year Strategic Police Plan for systematic modernisation and upgradation of existing police capacities. IDC prepared and submitted this strategic plan for 2008-2012 incorporating the vision, goals and objectives for effective and efficient policing attuned to promoting the safety and security of citizens. The plan which is expected to serve as a roadmap for policing in Punjab discusses aspects of police functioning in accordance to the Supreme Court directives for police reforms. It has laid down procedures for selection and promotion for functionaries at different levels, personal management system, working conditions for police personnel, community-oriented policing initiatives and oversight incorporating grievance redressal mechanisms.