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City SHOs go tech savy, prepare PPTs on their performance

The station house officers (SHO) of various police stations are fighting a different battle - with technology. Asked to prepare evaluation reports on computers they are learning to be precise in their PowerPoint presentations.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 24, 2012 12:02 IST
Monica Sharma

The station house officers (SHO) of various police stations are fighting a different battle - with technology. Asked to prepare evaluation reports on computers they are learning to be precise in their PowerPoint presentations.


For some technology is harder to deal as compared to criminals and the lessons are coming in from subordinate staff and even their wards.

Through presentation the SHOs are highlighting their performance in terms of how much was the crime rate in their area, what was the recovery rate, the pending cases and other such details.

On the basis of the data presented by the SHOs, the UT SSP will judge their performance and rank them accordingly. The results are expected to be out in January.

Going by the indications, some of the SHOs have even put their children on the task of guiding them to prepare PowerPoint presentations and others are depending upon their readers and operators to carry out the task.

A few others are even taking help the Internet for learning the art of making concise presentation. Though the task is enormous, the SHOs say they have no reasons to complain.

The SHOs add that their performances and that of their counterparts will soon be on the cyber space for all to compare.

UT SSP Naunihal Singh says, "The idea behind introducing the presentation is to give the police force also a forum to assess their own work. They have been asked to prepare their presentation and highlight three things - achievements, shortcomings and targets."

Sources in the police assert that initially the SHOs came up with elaborate presentations with about 20 to 30 slides. Then they were told to restrict the presentation to five minutes with just eight slides.

The SHOs, however, have welcomed the move of putting the crime data on cyber space.
Sector-39 police station SHO Charanjit Singh says, "With the data on cyber space it will be easier for everyone to get details about the crime data of different police stations. Viewing the presentations of others will help us know the positive and negatives in our areas. The computer operators were helpful in guiding us with the presentation."

Agreeing with him, Sector-11 police station SHO Gurumukh Singh says, "We already make the crime data but this time it was a new experience making PowerPoint presentation. We have trained staff in the cyber cell and we took assistance from them."

"The PowerPoint presentation has introduced corporate culture in the police force," SHO Harjit Kaur asserted.