The policeman is a servant of the Government. The Chowkidar helps the villagers. The policeman helps the people in towns and cities. His dress-A policeman has a red turban on his head. He puts on a white or a "khaki" coat, a pair of breeches, and a pair of black boots. He has a belt around his waist. It keeps his dress tight. There is a short wooden stick hanging from his belt. It is called a baton. It is his weapon. The mounted police ride a horse.
The duty of a policeman is to keep order. He sees to it that people obey the law. He finds out crimes and arrests criminals to protect the life and property of the citizens. The policeman has other duties also. He controls the traffic in the street. According to his direction carriages, motor cars, etc. must stop or go. Thus accidents are prevented. When any man inquires of him about the location of a street he gives him proper to go there. His is a very responsible duty. His is, indeed, a hard job. He has to keep standing on the street for hours together in the sun and in rain. At night he guards the lonely streets. Thieves, dacoits and wicked people are afraid of him. They know that the policeman has got great power. If they do any harm to any one of the policemen, all the police force will fall upon them. Thus a few unarmed policemen can control a big crowd.
The policeman should be honest. He must not abuse his powers and oppress innocent people. If he does his duties properly and faithfully he is a friend of the public.