Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jan 7:
The 59th Senior Police Officers’ Conference began today at the Millennium City of Odisha where the cops will address the law and order situation, Maoist activities and cyber crimes among other issues pertaining to the state during the two-day meet.
Director General of Police KB Singh inaugurated the session that had more than 100 senior police officials attending the meeting. The inaugural day of the two-day meeting was held in Cuttack and the second day’s programme will be organised in Bhubaneswar.
With cyber crimes increasing in the state, the government plans to set up three more cyber police stations in the state. Besides, emphasis will be given to modernization of the police forces.
“We are discussing the Maoist activities in which some new areas have come up. Their activities have increased specially in the Angul axis and some portion of Mayurbhanj. We have a well laid road map and we will implement it,” said Odisha DGP KB Singh.
“The law and order in the state is generally peaceful. We have to tackle terrorism and we have our special tactical unit of which about 70–80 percent of the unit is located in Bhubaneswar. The unit is well trained for any eventuality,” he added.
The meeting will also discuss vacancies in police forces and changes needed in the police structure. The meeting will also deliberate on improving relationship with public and initiate trust building measures.
Superintendents of Police of all districts, Commandants of all Armed Police Battalions, Range IGs and DIGs, IPS officers under training, senior officers of various police establishments as well as the Home Guards and Fire Services organisations, Vigilance, State Police Housing and Welfare Corporation, prison organisation, OHRC and State Transport Authority participated in the conference.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to attend the closing ceremony of the meeting in Bhubaneswar tomorrow.