Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28:
To improve behaviour and attitude of police personnel towards people coming to police stations in the Twin City to register cases, about 100 police personnel were given practical based behavioural training on Friday.
The practical based training programme was conducted by the Commissionerate Police, in collaboration with behavioural science experts from KIIT and Utkal University at the Commissionerate Police Headquarter here.
Inaugurating today’s training programme, Chief Secretary JK Mohapatra said the training will help reduce the distance between the police and the public. “Policemen are servants of the people first and Government servants next. Therefore, there is a need for an attitudinal change in them when it comes to dealing with the people,” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, DGP Prakash Mishra said part of the reason for rude behaviour by policemen is that they are overworked as most police stations are grossly understaffed. With the number of cases always rising, this puts the policemen under great pressure.
“The training will certainly be very helpful in brining behavioural changes in our officers,” hoped the DGP. “After watching its impact on the officers, we shall extend such training to other police headquarters in the state. Nearly 30,000 police officers will be trained in phases,” he said.
Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI) to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) rank officers attended today’s practical oriented training programme, which will continue till tomorrow.
Training on stress management, time management, yoga, course on nutrition, attitude towards family and meditation were given to the personnel which was assisted by head of the Department of Psychology in Utkal University Prof Pratap Rath and 3-4 experts from KIIT.
The yoga and meditation session was carried out by Patanjali and Brahmakumaris team of Bhubaneswar Unit. This apart, the personnel were shown short documentaries based on behavioural changes.
Twin Commissioner of Police Dr R P Sharma informed that after the training of first batch concludes, second and third batches will be held start on March 3, 4 and March (6, 7) respectively.