Connecting police recruits through virtual classrooms

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Apr 2018 09:01:29


Staff Reporter,

With an aim to sharpen skills of police recruits, Maharashtra Police has created one virtual classroom each of 10 Police Training Centres (PTCs), Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA) and N-Cops excellence centre, Nagpur. All these training centres will be interconnected digitally and top rank officials can deliver lecture to any training centre from their office through the system, informed Additional Director General of Police (ADG) (training and special units) S Jagannathan.

Informing The Hitavada about the initiative, ADG Jagannathan said, a sum of Rs 4.92 crore has been spent for creation of the facilities. Now, Director General of Police (DGP) or any other officer can deliver lectures at all training centres right at the same time from his office. This would save time, manpower and improve skills of the recruits as they can directly ask questions to the senior officers using virtual classroom facility, informed the ADG. The interaction would be recorded in the massive 60 terabyte (TB) capacity server of Maharashtra Police. And all videos and voice would be stored in the encrypted form for security. Besides virtual classrooms, three high-end studios have also been created at three locations including N-cops excellence centre, MPA Nasik and PTC Marod. Here, lectures would be recorded for training in high quality videos formats.

All units to get virtual classrooms

In second phase of digitalization, all police units will get virtual classrooms for training. “As basic infrastructure is ready at all police units, the classrooms will be created within a year,” ADG Jagannathan stated.

DGP inaugurates virtual classrooms

DGP Satish Mathur on Friday inaugurated the virtual classroom system at N-Cops excellence centre in the presence of senior officers. Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) Home, Sudhir Shrivastava addressed the officials at N-Cops from his office in Mumbai.

Imparting skills of emotional intelligence to cops

The State Police is grooming its recruits with emotional intelligence training to firmly deal with any kind of traumatic and unnerving situation. “The training programme has been designed to make policemen emotionally stable while dealing with emotionally challenging situation in the field,” said ADG Jagannathan.  Maharashtra Police has identified and trained its 52 officers across the state to impart emotional intelligence to personnel. The programme was designed after extensive discussion and field observation by renowned speakers, he said. A new programme ‘teach craft’ was also introduced recently to train teachers of police training centres. Special courses were also introduced in police training schools to deal with emerging challenges of Cyber Crime and economic offences.