671 fresh cops take oath

Punjab police seeks to promote community policing, end thana culture


APP April 17, 2018
Inducted officials take oath at Sihala Police Training College. PHOTO: NNI

RAWALPINDI: Punjab police took oath from probationers inducted to end the thana culture and promote community policing.

In line to improve the working and performance of the Punjab Police with the aim to promote community policing, 671 sub inspectors (SIs) and assistant sub inspectors (ASIs) have been inducted in the force.

These include 18 MPhil, 28 engineers, 221 masters’ degree holders and 55 law graduates.

The smartly turned out contingent of 357 SIs and 314 ASIs received their certificates from Additional Inspector General of Police (Training) Tariq Masood Yaseen.

The passing out ceremony of the probationers in lower officer ranks of the Punjab Police was held at Punjab Police College Sihala (PPCS) on Monday.

Addressing the probationers, AIG Masood said that the force has been inducting young educated lot with the aim to end the thana culture in the province. Besides, he said that latest technology backed by computer system and latest techniques have also been inducted to help improve the situation of policing.

He said all such efforts would lead to achieve the ultimate goal of people friendly policing in the province. He said that special training courses to get rid the centuries old investigation system would be initiated in the third quarter of the current year.

Addressing the passing out lot, he expressed the hope that they would help improve the policing approach by exercising the methods based on people friendly policing.

These officers were selected earlier by the Punjab Public Service Commission through a set procedure of selection and induction criteria.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 17th, 2018.

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