Over 21,000 cops have been provided specialised training in the past two years to meet the present and future challenges on security front in J&K, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday.
"During last two years 21,205 police officers/personnel were deputed for training in different courses, including specialised courses by army, BSF, CRPF and BPRD (Board of Police Research and Development)," Omar said in a written reply to a question from National Conference MLC Javed Rana in the Legislative Coucil.
This has been done to meet the present and future challenges successfully and the training of the police personnel has been given top priority, Omar said.
As regards to the training of Special Police Officials (SPOs) the elementary training in drill, discipline, in handling weaponry is being organised at the unit level, he added.
Referring to the question of proposal for providing housing facilities to the police officers, Omar said that there was no proposal infront of the government to provide housing facility to police officers at district and tehsil levels.