Updated June 2nd, 2024 at 11:56 IST

"We're Humans In Uniform": Noida Police Bridge Gap With Public Through Cafe Rista

Noida Police's Cafe Rista enhances public relations by offering a welcoming environment and affordable meals, fostering positive connections.

Reported by: Garvit Parashar
Noida Police Bridge Gap With Public Through Cafe RistaCafe | Image:Instagram: noidagram
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Viral: The relationship between police and the general public always ends with closing up the case, and no one likes to go to the police station. But the Noida Police Commissionerate has come up with an initiative that aims to make a connection between the police and the public. The Cafe Rista, which is managed by the Uttar Pradesh Police Department in Noida. 

This all-new eatery has gained a lot of attention in recent times. It was the brainchild of IPS Preeti Yadav, under the able guidance of IPS Laxmi Singh and IPS Babloo Kumar. The cafe is located near the Family Dispute Resolution Clinic or the Counselling and Mediation Centre within the Police Commissionerate. And it also offers a warming environment and affordable meals for everyone. 

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The cafe was highlighted after a viral reel posted on Instagram. And the clip shows the vibrant aesthetics of the cafe, with IPS Preeti Yadav explaining the thoughts behind this idea. She explained how, after joining the empty hall, she got the idea of opening a cafe here for everyone. One of the walls of this cafe is filled with the legendary characters of police in Bollywood movies, and she explained that the public knows the police from the work shown in movies and takes inspiration from them. 

“The whole concept of this cafe is to bridge the gap between the public and police. Usually, people are scared of the police, but I would just say we’re just humans in uniform,” she said. 

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Check out the post:

The caption of the viral video reads, “Have you dined inside a police commissionerate? 🚨

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We did at Cafe Rista in Noida, and it blew us away!

Incredible taste, quality, and affordability - all managed by the Noida Police and open to everyone.”

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“This cafe is located close to Family Dispute Resolution clinic or the Counselling and Mediation centre of the Commissionerate. Counseling can be time-consuming and stressful. A pastel-hued café with quirky quotes and affordable, quality food provides a welcome relief. Police officers, often hesitant to dine publicly due to uniforms and irregular hours, now have a cozy café in their premises to enjoy with their families. This initiative supports their well-being under a welfarist policing approach,” they added.  

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The viral video has 4.87 lakh views and 17,000 likes. And people in the comment section shared their reactions to this initiative. 

User’s reactions to the post:

One of the users wrote, “This cafe fill up the gap between police and public 🔥🔥🙏🙏 @preeti.yadav_ips Great Ma'am.” 

“Great initiative by Noida Police.”

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“Wowww…! Excellent and commendable work. Such that it is remembered forever.”

“I have tried this place. Excellent food and so affordable love their coffee.”

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Published June 2nd, 2024 at 11:56 IST