New syllabus for cops to handle child abuse cases

In a first-of-its kind initiative, special training to be provided to sub-inspectors

Published: 17th November 2017 01:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2017 07:17 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

HYDERABAD: For the first time in its history, the Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) would provide special training to the newly selected Stipendiary Cadet Trainee Sub Inspectors (SCTSIs) with revised syllabus and newly-introduced investigation methods. As it is the first batch of trainee sub-inspectors after formation of the Telangana state, the academy has made it a point to train the selected SI candidates.Inspector General of Police (IGP), police training, Charu Sinha told Express that the department has passed a message to all the higher officials, including the Academy director about the training process of the SI candidates to be held from November 20 at the state police academy. 

“Keeping in mind the existing law enforcement activities taking place in rural and urban localities, we have designed a new syllabus as well as training methods for the first batch SI candidates.”“First time, we will provide training to SI candidates on how to handle child sexual abuse cases, collecting information, investigation, protection of victims, identifying social stigma and others,’’ Sinha said. 

In the order, Charu Sinha said they decided to commence the 12-month long basic induction training to SCTSIs Civil from November 20 and the candidates may be directed to report to the Telangana State Police Academy on November 19. With regards to nine month basic induction training to Armed Reserve (AR), SAR CPL, TSSP SCTSIs, they may be directed to report on November 19 at the academy. 
Following the order, the State Police Academy Director Jitender has made all arrangements for smooth conduct of training session. 

Explaining that as many as 75 trainees of 17 districts have been trained in defensive police tactics recently, Jitender said they would also analyse the mental fitness of SCTSIs. Based on weekly, monthly reports of individual status, the academy officials would take care to be mae fit of SCTSIs mentally and physically. At least 5,00 SCTSIS of civil, Telangana State Special Police (TSSP), Armed Reserve, SAR CPL would get 12-month long training in state police academy.

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