Such an all-pervasive, overpowering negative image of the police force can be negated and made positive only by initiating a movement in community policing. The movement initiated in Ramnad district of Tamil Nadu is called "Friends of Police" movement. The movement was well received among FOPs and the wider public and voluntary associations. Following the Chief Minister's announcement recently after a state-level conference extending the FOP movement to the entire Tamil Nadu it has received further fillip. It is expected that the movement spread all over Tamil Nadu and India and transform the law and order situation for the better.
Current success literature talks only of the power of positive thinking but mere positive thinking does not generate sufficient power to overcome the challenge of ingrained negative attitudes and habits, forces, and values. Mere positive thinking does not produce an equilibrium that comes from a habit of self realisation. Mere positive thinking does not accede to the reality of human life.