Tuesday, Aug 05, 2003
Front Page |
Southern States |
Other States |
Advts: Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |
By K.T. Sangameswaran
The programme on counselling aspects for the first batch of 25 officials, consisting of inspectors and sub-inspectors, has been completed and the exercise in investigation of crimes began today at the Police Training College here.
Women inspectors and SIs underwent a similar rigour last year in batches of 50, and this was in addition to what they learnt during their initial training as recruits. A senior officer says the training will focus on practicals and is expected to place the personnel in a better position to discharge their duties and responsibilities, particularly of handling crimes against women and counselling.
After a review of all aspects of administration, which included the working of 148 All-Women Police Stations, in June, the Government said the personnel in the stations should be trained in batches of 25. The PTC was asked to prepare special modules.
The Government made it clear that registration of cases alone was not sufficient and that there should be a follow-up to achieve a higher conviction rate.
In the present refresher course, case studies would be taken up for discussions. Unlike as in last year's programme, pre-course and post-course tests will be conducted to evaluate the personnel. The module has been designed in a manner to match a training programme of the National Police Academy, says the officer. The officials will be imparted training for a week each in crime investigation and counselling. As regards investigation of crimes, the subjects include law, crimes against women, collecting evidence, forensic aspects of investigation and interrogation and filing of charge sheets.
Imparting special skills
As the image of the police depends much on how the personnel receive and act on petitions, the PTC is to bring in professionals to teach them communicating with petitioners, understanding human behaviour, counselling adolescents and sexually abused and to impart the much-needed listening and responding skills. As the personnel have to cope with stress and anger at work, a session on stress and time management has been included.
A new feature is that the programme will be covered on video and the tape will be played for the benefit of trainees for them to realise their shortcomings.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |
Copyright © 2003, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of