Rajnath Singh inaugurates Central Police Training Academy

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Jun 2018 10:12:32



Staff Reporter

“POLICE force should be efficient and effective at every level and for this regular training is a must. Formal training of justice, police and prosecution, three major parts of Criminal Justice System is necessary. Initiatives should be taken in this direction too,” said Home Minister Rajnath Singh while inaugurating Central Police Training Academy in Bhopal on Thursday. Singh said that police personnel should be trained in intervals of every five years during the service period. This system of training has assessed need for about 10,000 trainers. Bureau of Police Research and Development has been asked to take initiative in this direction. Describing role of the Bureau in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts for creation of Smart Police, the Union Minister said that maximum use of technology should be ensured. He praised the academy for being totally technology-based, online data, zero waste and irrigation with treated sewage water. He explained the need for extensive plantation in the Academy and requested co-operation in this work from the State Government. He also thanked Chief Minister Chouhan for providing free land for the academy. Singh said that such confidence should be created among public so that they see police stations as temples of justice.

CM Chouhan said that regular police training is must to tackle modern challenges of internal security. He said that a tree plantation campaign will be launched in August across State. State’s police will plant trees at the Academy on August 15. The CM said that the State’s police will also benefit from the academy opening in Bhopal. Hawk Police force will be trained in the academy. He said that success of the campaign being operated to deal strongly with Naxalites, terrorists and anti-national forces in the country is apparent. He said that duty of a cop is quite challenging. Training plays a significant role in this. Role of technology in controlling crime and law and order system is becoming increasingly important. It is necessary that police force should also be equipped from time to time with modern equipment.

A documentary film based on various phases from conception to formation of the academy was shown during the ceremony. The academy is spread over 401 acres. Rs 187 crore on construction of academy building and Rs 37 crore on machinery and resources have been spent. Initially, the Home Minister and the Chief Minister inspected the premises after performing rituals. Books and mementos were presented to guests. Home Minister Bhupendra Singh, former Chief Minister Babulal Gaur, MP Alok Sanjar, MLA Rameshwar Sharma, Director General of Police R K Shukla were also present. Director General of Police Research and Development A P Maheshwari proposed a vote of thanks.