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Special training for police recruits

Worried over increasing incidents of police personnel's involvement in crime related cases, the Delhi Police have started a special training for recruits.

delhi Updated: Oct 21, 2011 01:31 IST
Faizan Haider

Worried over increasing incidents of police personnel's involvement in crime related cases, the Delhi Police have started a special training for recruits.


After a Delhi Police constable was arrested for robbery and murder in north Delhi in the last week of September, Delhi Police commissioner has asked his senior officers to remain in constant touch with recruits to identify their drawbacks.

Also, the force has made it mandatory for the recruits to attend the training in battalion before giving them posting in the district. "The idea is to keep them busy. The new recruits will first get training in battalion," said BK Gupta, Delhi Police commissioner. The head of every unit has been asked to interact with the lower level officers regularly in order to understand their mindsets.

"The recruits are coming from various parts of the country and sometimes, we don't know their backgrounds. The supervisory officer should remain in constant touch with them and observe if their behaviour is unusual," said a senior police officer.

"You must identify such personnel in the initial stage so that we can change their attitude through training. The training will include everything and we will concentrate on their behaviour," he added.

"We are also making sure that the district DCPs are taking complaint against their own men seriously. There is a tendency that they hesitate in taking action against their own staff. This attitude should change and every complaint should be investigated properly," he further said.

On an average, the Delhi Police receive over 6,000 complaints every year against their own men. This year, around 50 Delhi Police personnel were caught taking bribes while over 1,800 faced action for dereliction of duty.