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Securing safety and security of people in J&K Police’s DNA:  LG

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Udhampur: “Public service and sacrifice is the proud legacy of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the feeling that a common man should feel safe and secure and live his life without any fear is in its DNA,” Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said Friday while addressing the Attestation cum Passing-Out-Parade of Deputy Superintendents of Police (DySsP), and Sub-Inspectors (PSIs), at SKPA Udhampur.

A total of three DySsPs (Prob.) and 583 PSIs, including 553 males and 30 females completed their training today at SKPA. Oath was administered to the passing-out cadets for performing their duties with dedication and honesty.

Speaking on the occasion, the LG, according to an official press release congratulated the passing-out cadets  and asked them to remember what they have been taught during their training days by the instructors, and perform their duties with sincerity and dedication.

“Now, you have become active members of the police force, and it is your primary role to ensure the law and order in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Along with eradicating terrorism from J&K, you are entrusted with the responsibility of earning the trust of common people. Honesty, integrity, hardwork, dedication will help you in discharging your duties efficiently,” the LG added.

The LG appreciated the passing out cadets for discharging COVID-19 protocol duties, besides great work in ensuring smooth conduct of DDC and Panchayat elections during their training period.

Lauding the JKP personnel for doing commendable job in ensuring safe and secure environment for the people of J&K, the LG observed that securing national unity and integrity through counter-insurgency operations; maintaining peace, law and order is not merely a duty but a strong resolve for Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel. “The J&K government is committed to supporting the Jammu and Kashmir Police in each and every possible way, he added.

“Security experts talk about ‘last man at the post’ — they are those officers and constables of the police who are posted at the frontline for maintaining law and order, their work is not just limited to controlling crime of an area, but also to share good and difficult times with the people,” the LG observed.

“Police is required everywhere, in quarrels of neighbours, at schools, markets, to open roads of the city, in villages, during festivals, and in counter-insurgency. Police is always there to serve people facing traditional as well as modern challenges. Police is there to protect the harmony in the society along with securing unity and integrity of the nation. I salute your passion and love for the motherland,” said the LG.

The LG asked the young officers of Jammu & Kashmir Police that effectively tackling new challenges like cyber crime and radicalization would prove to be a benchmark of their strength and ability.

Speaking on the educational background of the young officers who were part of the passing-out parade today, the LG observed that many candidates are post-graduate in computer applications, more than 50 are engineers and more than 60 B-Tech and some are having Law degrees. It itself shows the high level of capability in our police force for facing challenging circumstances.

From arms training, counter-insurgency tactics to drug trafficking and cyber crimes, rigorous training makes the Jammu Kashmir Police an organic entity to adopt innovative methods to fight new crimes, ensure law and order and also protect the heart and soul of our beautiful society, the LG maintained.

Terming cyber crime as a big threat in recent times, the LG said that criminal activities in the virtual world is a new generation warfare which needs effective monitoring and quick response.

“Social media is being used to generate social conflict, the only purpose of which is spreading sophisticated propaganda and disrupting peace,” he added.

Tackling such organized apparatus and network is very crucial for peaceful social order. “I believe that to fight this gang of global networks, our young officers with communication and technology background will be force-multiplier,” observed the LG.

“Challenges will keep changing with time. From basic policing to dark web crime, from regular crimes to forensics, the area of your work will slowly expand. The biggest deterrent to crime is effective investigation and conviction of criminals. The way in which investigation is done in Jammu and Kashmir is commendable,” the LG said.

During his address, DGP Dilbag Singh impressed upon the passing-outs to work with honesty and dedication to come up to the expectations of people and the police organization.

He added that it is a proud day for all those to get into the portals of the service, which they have joined and also lauded the efforts put in by Director SKPA and his team of instructors for molding and shaping the passing-out trainees.

Later, the LG awarded the achievers who excelled during their training.

PSI, Rakshit Sharma emerged as the best all-rounder.

Prominent among others, present on the occasion were Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Farooq Khan – Advisors to the LG; GOC-in-C, Northern Command, Lt Gen Y K Joshi; VK Singh DGP Prisons; Air Vice Marshal, Tejinder Singh; Dr Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur; DDC Chairpersons and PRI representatives; former legislators, serving and retired army and police personnel and family members of the passing-out cadets.

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