BANGALORE: The government may recruit 5,000 police constables in the state and also plans to provide nearly 75 per cent quarters to the police personnel shortly, said Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda at the Police Flag Day, which was organised by the Karnataka State Police Department on Monday.
After conferring the medals, Gowda said the government would recruit police constables and an order had been issued in this regard. Around 2,000 cops for KSP and KSIF, 2,000 personnel for Mangalore Commission and 1000 for various other departments will be recruited.
The programme began with a parade by personnel of the CAR, Karnataka Police Band, District Armed Reserve (DAR), civil police, traffic police and women police. Director General and Inspector General of Police A R Infant was present at the ceremony.
Praising the police department for maintaining the law and order in the state, Gowda added the government will make sure that the police are provided with better facilities, including medical.
The police officials, who made a mark in national and international sport activities, honest work and special service during their duty will get promoted.
The city will soon have about ten new police stations including three traffic police ones.
Around ninety eight police officials like Sandeep Pateel IPS, K C Venkata Rao IPS, Koushalendra Kumar IPS, K D Malligawada, DCP and S R Lakshmipathi Gowda ACP were felicitated with medals.