Training Seminar on Police Accountability

A training seminar for the Police officers of the rank of Inspector, Sub-Inspector and ASI working in the police stations was organized today in the Police Line Gurdaspur on 28.03.2007. Besides SSP and other senior police officers, this seminar was addressed by the District & sessions Judge, Deputy Commissioner and District Attorney of Gurdaspur. Around 85 police officers from Gurdaspur police district participated in this seminar.

The purpose of this seminar is:

To improve day to day working of Police

To improve the quality of investigation

To make the police more accountable

To make the police people-friendly and community oriented

To inculcate basic human values and ethics in the police officers

The following topics were covered by the various speakers in this seminar:

  • Day to day policing in Police Stations as per Punjab Police Rules: Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP Gurdaspur
  • General guidelines for the Investigation of cases: Sh. Parambir Singh Parmar, SP Detective Gurdaspur
  • Personal Conduct and Behaviour with general public: Sh. R. K. Sharma, SP Pathankot
  • How to improve quality of investigation: Sh. Kanwaljit Singh, District Attorney Gurdaspur

Addressing the participants, SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh asked the officers to improve the working of police as per guidelines given in the Punjab Police Rules and various other standing orders issued by the DGP Punjab. He also highlighted the PRO system initiated in the Police Stations of Gurdaspur to make the police more accountable towards grievances of common people. He further stressed upon the improvement in the quality of investigation to give justice to the needy persons.

Sh. Jora Singh, District and Sessions judge also addressed the participants and highlighted common errors in the investigation and role of police officers in ensuring quick trial of cases pending in the courts. He also spoke on various human rights issues and role of police in protecting the rights of commoners at the root level.

Sh. Vivek Pratap Singh, Deputy Commissioner also addressed the participants and spoke on the role being performed by the police in the changing scenario. He stressed upon providing quick justice to the aggrieved persons and further highlighted the need for better coordination between various functionaries of criminal justice system.

These officers were given posting as per their choice keeping in view their potential and aptitude. This entire programme was organized with the aim to deliver good results for the common people for the redressal of their grievances.