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Terrorism is the toughest challenge before the police, says the Minister
MYSORE: Home Minister V.S. Acharya on Thursday advised police personnel to adopt new technologies to detect cyber and white-collar crimes which are posing a major challenge to the force. “The police need to be equipped with skills on using state-of-the-art technologies to probe cyber crimes,” the Minister said. Reiterating the Government’s resolve to modernise the police force, Mr. Acharya called upon newly recruited police officers to make use of technology and also encourage other officials to follow suit.
Addressing the 28th batch of 13 gazetted probationers, including five women probationers, who successfully passed out from the Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) here after completing an yearlong training, the Minister said terrorism was the toughest challenge before the police.
Of the 13 gazetted probationers, 11 are deputy superintendents of police (DySPs) and two are deputy superintendents of excise (DySEs).
Referring to rise in the incidences of communal disturbances, Mr. Acharya urged the officers to establish committees at police station-level in their jurisdiction for maintaining communal harmony. Rise in crime against women and children had become a matter of grave concern which police officers should address on priority, he said. Special attention should be given to protection of minorities and Dalits.
Mr. Acharya also asked the officers to focus on intelligence network. “Keep your eyes and ears open. You have big responsibility on your shoulders,” he said. The Minister also urged the officers to be law abiding and serve society and nation selflessly without giving room for any complaint. He promised to discuss the proposal on increasing allowances for officers of the Karnataka Police Academy with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
In his address, Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Ajai Kumar Singh said that it was the most memorable day for the probationers and advised them to remember the oath administered to them throughout their life.
“You are starting a new chapter in your life... Be sensitive towards common people, especially those from the weaker sections, otherwise it will not serve the purpose being in the police force,” he said. Mr. Singh urged the officers to lead a clean, disciplined and honest life.
Additional Director-General of Police (Recruitment and Training) S.T. Ramesh wished a bright career to the probationers. KPA Director A.M. Prasad said the objective of one-year training was to transform the police from “power-oriented force” to “service oriented”. Senior police officers of the State attended the function. Family members of the gazetted probationers witnessed the passing-out parade.