The The Kerala Police should learn more techniques, like e-learning, and adopt other technologies to turn into an effective force, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said here on Wednesday. He was inaugurating the one-day National Workshop on Knowledge Management Strategies in Police at the Police Training College. A state of-the-art auditorium was also inaugurated on the campus.
“Today, we are living in a knowledge society. So we need to be able to value the knowledge more effectively. More technologies should be taught to the police. The government is particular that the police, as a whole, should be modernised,” Pinarayi said. While the Kerala Police personnel were well-qualified in terms of education, he said, they should think about ways to turn it into an asset to the department and in decision-making. The Chief Minister also hailed the achievements of the state police.
“The Kerala Police has always been on the forefront of implementing several people-friendly projects, including Janamaithri policing. Social policing projects like the Student Police Cadet Project received national recognition. Besides, the child-friendly police stations in the state are also a recent achievement,” he said.
ADGP (Training) B Sandhya, in her presidential address, said a workshop on knowledge management strategies will transform the intellectual part of the Kerala Police. “Janamaithri policing being implemented in the Kerala Police has helped bridge the gap between the police and the public. A paradigm shift in policing is taking place in terms of the integration of technology,” she said. ADGP S Ananthakrishnan and DIG (crimes) K Sethuraman also spoke on the occasion.