THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an effort to improve the technical excellence of the police force in the state, the state police administration has decided to form expert teams comprising police officers of sound technical knowledge and academic experts.
The decision on forming a special team was taken following the instructions from state police chief T P Senkumar as the police officers were handling a variety of subjects on daily basis, including technology-related things.
The formation of new team is also aimed at bringing expertise to these subjects and therefore evolving unique ideas and appropriate steps.
As a first step towards this, a research and development will be initiated in the state and range level. In the present scenario, many officers in the department are found to be below par in terms of technical expertise. Hence the contribution of retired police officers and experts in law, social and technology will be also taken into consideration.
In a statement issued here, the police have also invited the experts from the fields Information technology, forensics, technical investigation, communication, media, sports, arts, health, administration, disaster management, road safety and the proper identification of explosive devices. “For those who can contribute largely in these fields can inform the district police chief. The seniormost officials will be assigned as team leaders. The team members should collect information and resources and share for the smooth functioning of the police department,” DGP Senkumar said in a statement. Besides, appropriate advice will be taken from outside if needed for the effective implementation.
The Research and Development team will also focus on the police officers who are academically and technically brilliant so that they could implement their ideas during investigation process.
■ The state police administration has decided to form expert teams comprising police officers of sound technical and academic expertises
■ A research and development will be initiated in the state and range level as many officers are found to be below par in terms of technical expertise