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LG stresses need for increased professionalism in police force

LG stresses need for increased professionalism in police force

New Delhi: Delhi Lieutenant Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on Monday chaired a law and order meeting at Raj Niwas to review the training programmes of Delhi Police.

The L-G stressed the importance of proper communication skills, especially for PCR units and Public Facilitation Desk Officers to improve the public interface and make the services more people-friendly.

According to the press statement from Raj Niwas, L-G Delhi emphasised upon the need for increased professionalism within the police force.

"He also stressed on improving soft skills by incorporating it in all its training programs. L-G also directed Delhi Police to emphasise on technology in all training programmes. Training on the scientific investigation of crime should also be imparted," the press statement said.

The meeting was attended by Commissioner of Police (Delhi), Special CPs and Joint CPs of Delhi Police. L-G appreciated the efforts made so far and advised the Delhi Police to conduct regular refresher training programmes across disciplines so that skills gained are constantly honed and utilized.

He was apprised about the training division and various training courses conducted by security unit such as crowd control, anti-sabotage checks, anti-terrorist measures, aerial threat, collection of intelligence, block and nakabandi, sentry and guard duties, escort of prisoners, handling of weapons, short and long range firing, elementary knowledge of bomb disposal, precautions and safety measures while handling explosives and defusing methods, commando training for upgrading skills of Delhi Police personnel.

It was also informed that four SWAT teams have been constituted, each team will consist of commando, sub-inspectors and constables for swift action. All SWAT teams have dedicated bulletproof vehicle for each team and they will carry required arms/ammunition and equipment. Delhi Police has also raised India's first women SWAT comprising 36 women Commandos.

"Delhi Police has trained 10,611 personnel in 2018. Lt Governor emphasised upon the need for increased professionalism within the police force. He also stressed on improving soft skills by incorporating it in all its training programs," said press statement.

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