ELURU : Does retirement mean severing ties with the department in which one worked or confining himself to his house? That may not be the case with the police department as the expertise and experience of a retired cop comes handy in instructing the new cops on how to make a headway or progress in certain critical cases. Their services can also be utilised to train the budding policemen at the police training centres and organise counsellings sessions to the families of the cops explaining them the complexities involved in the police job. Post retirement, the cops can also help the department for effective functioning with their valuable suggestions. These were some of the observations made by Eluru range deputy inspector-general of police Hari Kumar while participating as the chief guest at the Retired Police Officers Welfare Association’s first anniversary held at the police kalyana mandapam here Tuesday. Hari Kumar also said that an exclusive cell for law and order will be started in Eluru shortly and the retired policemen can also submit their grievances in the cell. He assured to extend his help to develop the association hall. Later, the association distributed 32 sweaters to the students studying in the Missionary School. Association president DBSKB Raju, secretary Dasaradhi, vice-president KR Gopal, treasurer BVR Krishna and others cops were present at the meet.