THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Soon cops in the state will get stress busters to deal with their day to day pressures. State Police Chief Loknath Behera said the police department is planning to open district-level centres soon to reduce the mental stress of police personnel.
He was inaugurating the two-day statewide training session being held at the Police Training College here on Monday.“Police officers often get stressed due to the nature of the job and their family conditions. This also affects their performance on the job. So we decided to initiate an action plan to relieve them from stress,” Behera said.
An initial master training will be given to 100 persons from various fields under a team of leading psychiatrists. Later on, the police personnel will be subjected to training by the master trainers in all districts.The training will be based on increasing the efficiency of policing by addressing the existing constraints and to make use of the technology effectively.Behera handed over the Police Training College newsletter to noted writer George Onakkoor.
ADGP B Sandhya presided over the event.ADGP S Ananthakrishnan, IG Dinendra Kashyap, Police Training College principal K Sethuraman, Police Information Centre Deputy Director P S Rajasekharan and Peroorkada mental health centre Superintendent Dr T Sagar attended the function.