The Jammu and Kashmir police is recruiting around 4,000 personnel besides upgrading all its wings for improving efficiency, director general of state police Gopal Sharma said on Tuesday.
"We are a large police family and our strength is increasing day by day. Soon we will be having four new armed battalions (around 4,000 personnel)," director general of state police Gopal Sharma said on Tuesday.
Recruitment process for the new battalions was going on across the state, he said.
Sharma said for improving efficiency in the force all wings of the J&K police have been upgraded and modernised. Thrust is on infrastructure building and strengthening communication facilities, he said.
He told jawans and officers of the force that prevailing scenario in the state has put additional responsibilities on them to meet various challenges apart from normal policing.
The police chief told the force to win the hearts of the people. "While pursuing our goals, all of us should keep in mind that we have to emerge as a people-friendly force," he said.
The force has lost 72 jawans and officers in 2006 while protecting the lives of the people, he said and assured the families of the deceased that their "welfare and well being is our prime concern".
Sharma said they have improved the surveillance system by adopting latest technology. "Surveillance cameras have been installed at Srinagar and Jammu which will enable the scan of activities of unwanted elements," he said.