DGPs conference to focus on terrorism, naxalism, crime

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (UNI) The Director Generals of Police would meet here on November 22 and 23 to discuss the security challenges facing the country especially terrorism, naxalism, cyber crimes and devise a strategy to deal with them.

The two-day annual DGPs conference, organised by the Intelligence Bureau would be addressed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on November 23 to give policy direction to the top police officers of the country. He would also give away the medals to the IB Officers, who have been awarded President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service during the conference, to boost their morale.

Earlier, Home Minister Shivraj Patil would inaugurate the meet and take feedback from the DGPs about the security challenges faced by the police force at the ground level.

The annual conference was being organised by the Intelligence Bureau since 1920 to provide a forum to the Police leadership in the states/UTs and the Centre to discuss various problems faced by police throughout the country towards efficient and effective policing and better service to the people or society.

The conference would give an opportunity to the experience and ideas of the senior most police officers in the country to be pooled together and their views to be exchanged freely on problems of common interest and work out ways and means to modernise and prepare police to meet newer challenges and make it community-friendly.

The conference would be attended by police officers from states/UTs police forces and also the Central Police Organisations.

The delegates would interact with Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and officers of MHA and subjects of topical and national interest are discussed threadbare and recommendations sent to MHA. The main emphasis of the conference would be on sensitising different states on terrorism related aspects, challenges posed by cyber crimes and the need to have adequate security to ensure national security.

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