December 17, 2016 1:38:59 am
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said police need to stress more on investigation of cyber-crime and crimes against women. Inaugurating the new building of the Central Detective Training School (CDTS) in Ghaziabad, Singh said training of police personnel needs a thrust in a big way and hoped that such institutions will help to augment the training capacity and quality.
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Police need to stress more on investigation of cyber-crime, cellular and computer forensics, and investigation of crimes against women, he said. The Home Minister referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s directions to digitize most of the police training content and to adopt distant and e-learning systems in order to train the large number of police personnel being recruited every year.
He expressed concern at the lack of pre-promotional and post-promotional courses for police personnel. With promotions, the duties and responsibilities change and it is imperative that they be re-trained accordingly, he said. The Home Minister emphasized that in a democratic set up, the police need to deal with public in a more sensitive and rational way.
He stressed that police personnel need to be equipped with appropriate soft skills, communication and negotiation skills in order to deal with public expressing the difference of opinion or their demands in a democratic set-up. These trainings, he said, need to be taken up in a big way so that police can discharge more effectively and efficiently while dealing with public.
This would also help in the day-to-day dealing with public and improve the image of police. The Home Minister said that there was the need to reward police personnel appropriately so as to keep their morale high. Towards this, he expressed satisfaction that the trophies and medals for excellence in police training that he had declared and instituted in September 2014 at Jaipur while addressing the 34th National Training Symposium organized by BPR&D, has been implemented.
He congratulated the 6 police training institutions who won the national award and the 153 best police trainers for the year 2014-15. On the occasion, he gave away the trophies to the heads of these police training institutions and 7 best police trainers who were working in the NCR. The Home Minister hoped that the best of the police trainers serve in the police training institutions so that the quality of police personnel on ground improves.