KOTTAYAM: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has called up on the Kerala Police to behave ideally while dealing with the public. He was speaking after inaugurating the delegates meeting held as part of the 30th annual state conference of the Kerala Police Officers Association (KPOA) here on Thursday.
Pinarayi said the police should win the hearts of the public instead of using weapons to ensure law and order in the state. “Behaviour of the police is an important factor. Police should behave well, which is not in the police station alone, but also while dealing with the public all the time. The police should not misbehave with a man coming in a vehicle. However, sometime some police personnel forget this,” he said.
Pinarayi said with highly educated people increasingly joining the police, a new culture is developing in the department. The training being given to the police should also be changed taking into account this factor. He also asked the Police Department to become totally free from corruption, which is essential to curb corruption in other departments.
At the same time, Pinarayi also hailed the Police Department in ensuring law and order in the state. “Usually, police are being blatantly criticised in the Assembly meetings. However, there were no such incidents in the previous Assembly session, which indicated the betterment of police. However, there are some isolated incidents, which brought shame to the entire Police Department. Such things should be avoided,” he said adding that police personnel, right from the top to the bottom, were actively cooperating in implementing the government’s police policy.Pinarayi also warned the police for sharing news regarding their investigation with mediapersons, which may put themselves in trouble.
Police Department to tap into technology
In a bid to enhance its efficiency, the Kerala Police is gearing up for a major modernisation drive tapping the possibilities of advancements in the IT sector. State police chief Loknath Behra dropped some hints in this regard while speaking at the delegates’ meeting of the 30th annual conference of the Kerala Police Officers’ Association (KPOA) here on Thursday.
According to him, the government is considering bringing in a technology cadre in the Police Department to manage the technological developments and its advantages.