Vacancies in Police Dept to be filled up in 6 months: ADGP

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Udupi, Karnataka, Mar 13 (UNI) Additional DGP (Recruitment and Training) D V Guruprasad today said vacancies in the department would be filled up in the next six months.

In a chat with newsmen on the sidelines of the passing out ceremony of the third batch of civil police from Bangalore, he said during the last 20 months, 13,000 people were recruited and the total police strength was 78,000.

Process was on to train 701 policemen of the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) at Munirabad for which verification of candidates was on.

This force would be trained in combating terrorism and naxalism in Karnataka and elsewhere. Similarly, recruitment would also be made soon for XI Battalion of KSRP at Hassan Training Police School.

The Karnataka Police Department had earned name in recruitment process maintaining high standard and transparency. Even States like Uttar Pradesh and Delhi Government had sought suggestions.

"I have made my presentation in Uttar Pradesh recently and another will be made in Delhi on March 21," he said adding the Karnataka Police Department was the first in the country to get ISO 9001.

In view of the growing terrorism, naxal activities besides white collar crimes in the State, the syllabus was being revised to suit the present need and practical training for Sub-Inspectors joining Anti Naxal Force (ANF) was now compulsory At present, there were six police training schools in the State and temporary training schools were being upgraded with grants.

Orders were issued to set up Women and Child Help Desk in every police station in the State and a four-day gender sensitisation training given to the police personnel for attitudinal changes towards women and children.

To a question, Dr Guruprasad, also a member of Police Housing Corporation, said during the last five-year period, 10,000 houses had been built.

He also Karnataka stood among top three in terms of modernisation with all police stations now provided with modern arms like AK 47.

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