60th Senior Police officers’ Conference focuses on cyber crimes

Bhubaneswar: The 60th Senior Police officers’ Conference, 2018 of Odisha Police focused on upgrading skills of police personnel with the use of new modern gadgets and technology to deal with cyber crimes.

The three-day conference commenced at Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. It is attended by 138 senior police officers from different establishments of police including District SsP and Commandants of Battalions.

The 60th Senior Police officers’ Conference was inaugurated by DGP R.P.Sharma.

In his inaugural address, DGP stressed on basics of policing like law and order, police leadership, man management, crime control etc.

DGP appreciated the police officers for effective management of law and order, crime control, pro-active handling of LWE and successful conduct of mega festivals, sports meets and recently concluded by-election at Bijepur.

DGP called upon the young police officers to actively participate in the debates, discussions and interactive programmes in the conference.

The issues and challenges relevant to contemporary policing have been carefully studied and chosen as topics of discussion in the conference, added the DGP.

He called upon the Senior Police Officers to continually strive to improve police public relations and increase public confidence in Police.

DGP in his address also emphasised on people-friendly Police Stations, ethical behaviour in policing, effective use of social media, critical incident management  community policing, modern policing, maximum restraint and minimum force dictum, free  registration of cases in the Police Stations, improvement in conviction rate, charge-sheeting of cases where there is sufficient and credible evidence, personal monitoring of critical cases by SsP and Range Heads, provision of compensation to victims as per rule, maintenance of high level of professionalism, inculcation of right values etc.

Sharma emphasised for a serious rethink on the changing paradigm of modern policing and the need to re-orient our strategies to adapt with time.

DGP mentioned that in today’s dynamic & fast-changing world new forms of crime, like cybercrime and cybersecurity have come to centre stage and police needs to upgrade its skills with the use of new modern gadgets and technology.

He expressed the importance of the use of latest technological innovations, like, the introduction of e-office in State Police Headquarters as well as in the Range and District officers to make them paperless & faster movement of the file online bringing transparency and optimum use of manpower.

DGP informed that it has been decided to introduce at least one model police station in each district which will be ideal in all aspects of its functioning.

DGP also asked all SsP to open counselling centre to deal with all matters related to Women and Children with utmost empathy.

DGP called upon all senior officers to exhibit exemplary leadership qualities with high standards of professionalism, integrity and probity and set a new benchmark of policing in Odisha.

Satyajit Mohanty, Additional DGP and Conference Secretary gave the keynote address and Amitabh Thakur, IGP and Dy. Conference Secretary gave the vote of thanks.

In the subsequent sessions of today’s conference, there were detailed deliberations on professional policing subjects like Law and order, Left Wing Extremism, Capacity Building of Police Stations, People Friendly Policing, Ethical Behaviour in Policing and Effective use of Social Media in Policing.