The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed the DGsP/IGsP Conference at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
Speaking on the occasion, he recalled that today is 26th November – the day that a deadly terror attack had struck Mumbai, and police had bravely fought against terrorists. He also recalled the over 33,000 police personnel who have attained martyrdom.
The Prime Minister said that this annual conference has now undergone a transformation in the way it is conducted. He said it has become a platform for sharing experiences, which leads to good inputs for policy planning.
The Prime Minister laid emphasis on concrete outcomes out of the actionable points that have been finalised.
On training, the Prime Minister said the development of soft skills is now essential, and should become a part of the training drill. Aspects such as human psychology and behavioural psychology should be vital parts of training, he added.
The Prime Minister said leadership skills are important, and the onus lies on senior officers to inculcate these skills in the police personnel.
On the subject of law and order, the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of foot patrolling and constabulary Intelligence.
Shri Narendra Modi called for a qualitative change in the police force through a collective training effort. The Prime Minister said that technology and human interface are both important for the police force to keep progressing.
The Prime Minister launched a mobile app – Indian Police at Your Call. He presented the President’s Police Medals for distinguished service to officers of the Intelligence Bureau.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister laid a wreath at the Martyrs Column at the National Police Academy. He also offered floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and planted a sapling.