State Police Force gets 141 new personnel

DGP administers oath to 37th batch UB/RC at passing-out parade

DGP PJP Hanaman gives away trophies to the Medal winners for exhibiting excellence in their respective spheres in Shillong on Wednesday. (UB)
DGP PJP Hanaman gives away trophies to the Medal winners for exhibiting excellence in their respective spheres in Shillong on Wednesday. (UB)

SHILLONG: After 11 months of rigorous training, as many as 141 police personnel of the 37th batch UB/RCs took oath on Wednesday during the passing out parade held at the Police Training School (PTS), Mawlai Mawroh on Wednesday.

Amongst these 141 personnel, 57 are from West Jaintia Hills, 41 from Ri-Bhoi, 21 from East Khasi Hills, 15 from South West Garo Hills, 4 from North Garo Hills, 2 from PTS and 1 from South West Khasi Hills.

The 141 UB/RCs are part of the 1242 personnel of the Meghalaya Police Force recruited through the Transparency Policy of the Police department in the year 2012-2013.

During the course of the training, the police personnel were provided with the basic training on weapons, crowd management, traffic and disaster management besides exposing them to the law and order duties.

These personnel were also provided with the basic computer skills acknowledging the technological advancement in modern times.

The oath was administered by Meghalaya Director General of Police, PJP Hanaman in the presence of top police officials of the state and family members of the young police personnel.

While delivering his address during the passing out parade, Meghalaya DGP PJP Hanaman stated that the State police have achieved many milestones even it is a young force.

“The State police force is considered as one of the finest force in India. Despite various challenges in the maintenance of law and order or curbing militancy in the state, the Meghalaya police managed to overcome all hurdles and will continue to do the same in the future,” Hanaman said.

Mentioning that the plan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for SMART policing will further enhance the police force, the DGP said that the execution of this plan will subject the police to various factors—S for strict, sensitive, M for modern, mobile, A for alert, accountable, R for reliable, responsive and T for techno savvy and trained.

Hanaman hoped that this plan will go a long way in refining the police force and ensuring the safety and security of the citizens.

 While referring the new recruits as guardians of the society, he said that this job requires much dedication, determination, accountability and sacrifices.

“You should be eligible for higher duties and should be able to maintain a high standard for a long time considering the position they hold in the society,” DGP advised the young personnel adding that policemen are social workers in uniform imparted with the duty to fulfilled the expectations of the people.

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