Sunday, January 4, 2009


Acharya for revamping police system
The present policing system needs changes and this involves a shift in the mindset of the police, said Home Minister V S Acharya. Speaking at the inauguration of the All India Police Duty Meet in the city on Saturday, he said that the police are too involved in the routine work and do not keep themselves abreast with the latest issues and are ill trained.
He said, “Our government favours police reforms. We want to introduce refresher courses and yearly training for police persons of all rank and file. Incentives based on performance will also be offered.”
The minister also said that there is hesitation among the law enforcing agencies to adopt technology. In these troubled times, they should be ready to upgrade both technology and skills set of the police.
Director General and Inspector General of Police G Sri Kumar said that the various events at the competition would test the professional mettle of all the competitors.
It will conduct competitions for police personnel in six categories like Scientific Aids to Investigation, Computer Awareness, Professional Photography and others. The theme of the special competitions and seminar and exposition is ‘The role of ICT in effective policing.’ About 937 police personnel from 24 states and State and Central Police Forces are participating in the meet.
The Karnataka State Police and All India Police Sports Control Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India are jointly hosting the event.
(news from Sahilonline)
(Collage/ photograph depicts the Hight Tech face of modern policing...Left to Right...GPS enabled vehicle tracking/professional police photogaphy/mobile database of crimes/riot gear/riot gas/laser guided stun gun/ stunner/glove metal detector-stunner/hummer police vehicle)

1 comment:

Bharath Kumar Shetty said...

Dear Minister, I appreciate your sinciere effort to reform police system. But at the same time i am saddened the way police works espcially in DK, UDUPI district. In democratic society, Police should work independently without any political interference. It will be the greatest service to the society if you ensure our police system is independent of any influencial interference. I am sure it will take long time. But i have simple solution. ENCOURAGE HONEST OFFICERS. PROMOTE THEM BASED ON CITIZENS FEEDBACK.
Bharath shetty Kateel