Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday urged the police force to change with the times to cope with the emerging challenges and adopt a humane approach while dealing with any situation.
"The problems vary from state to state, district to district and the police personnel have to have the right type of training to deal with the problems effectively," Gogoi said, while inaugurating the 39th All India Police Congress, organised jointly by the Bureau of Police Research and Development and Assam Police in Guwahati.
The Chief Minister also stressed the need for police personnel to adopt a humane approach as behaviour is very important while dealing with people.
"The police will have to become people-friendly to get the support of the people. Respecting all is important. The feedback and information from people will help them to discharge their duties effectively but at the same time they have to act tough when the situation so demands," he said.
He stressed the need to evolve suitable strategies with a view to meet emerging challenges and an effective action plan to deal with new crimes emerging almost everyday.
Appreciating the Prime Minister's initiative to set up the National Police Mission, he said it will help the police to deal effectively with any exigency that may arise from time to time.
The state government is all for modernisation of the police force to tackle militancy in the state.