Dr. Kalam addresses IPS Trainee Officers

Amritsar/ 26.07.2008
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, addressed IPS trainee Officers. Dr. Kalam was here in the holy city to attend some programmes related to social cause. He also met students of various schools informally. The officer trainees came to Amritsar regarding cultural cum educational tour from National Police Academy Hyderabad.

SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh took this coincidence as an opportunity to organise an interactive session with Dr. Kalam for the benefit of the Trainee Officers. Dr. Kalam also took this opportunity for the good of the country. He asked the officers to maintain values and ethical standards in policing to help India to become a role model. He emphasised on self discipline and character building for the officers so that they can be able to work for the common people.
He also put emphasis on the use of new technologies for the convenience of the common citizens. He appreciated the efforts made by Amritsar Police to lodge FIRs on the basis of information received through e-mail. He stressed upon the need of providing justice on the doorsteps of the citizens and the police can play pivotal role in this.

He also administered oath to the officers ‘to perform with integrity and to gain courage to succeed with integrity’ to work for the poorest section of the society.

Giving importance to ‘knowledge’ he said that Knowledge is the most valuable wealth in the global village. In the words of Dr. Kalam:
“Learning gives creativity
Creativity leads to thinking
Thinking provides knowledge
Knowledge makes you great”

This was a very interactive and useful session and the officers also asked a number of queries. It was an overwhelming experience for the officers. At this occasion Mr. Ajay Kumar Nand, Assistant Director of National Police Academy Hyderabad was also present besides Amritsar SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh.


Amritsar gets Traffic Control Room

Amritsar/ 19.07.2008
Amritsar Police has set up Traffic Control Room for the convenience of citizens. It was inaugurated by Sh. Param Pal Singh Sidhu, DIG Border Range. Addressing the officers, the DIG stressed upon implementing latest technologies to streamline the traffic system of the holy city. Implementation of basic traffic rules and inculcating civic sense in the citizens are our top priorities in the changing scenario. Besides SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, officers of traffic wing and SP Surinder Singh, SP Surjit Singh, SP SS Mann, DSP Balkar Singh, DSP Ranbir Singh, DSP Gurmit Singh and a number of SHOs were present at this occasion.
At this occasion, the DIG also flagged off two ambulance vans which will be kept ready round the clock. These ambulance vans will be sent in case of any accident or any kind of emergency. The ambulances will carry first aid boxes and other equipments. Each ambulance will be headed by an officer of the rank of ASI assisted by 4 constables in each shift. Two shifts have been made for round the clock supervision.
SSP Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh said that a dedicated phone line has been started to facilitate the citizens. The number is 0183-2210300. In case of any emergency, accident or traffic jam, our citizens can utilise this number for Police help. Special wireless room has also been set up in this control room. This control room will work in close coordination with the main Police Control Room.
A quick Reaction Team has also been set up which will be sent in case of any serious crime is reported in the city. Whenever a serious crime will be reported QRT will be sent to the place of occurrence in addition to force from the concerned Police Station. The QRT will be equipped with all necessary instruments including investigation kit. The team will be headed by an officer of the rank of ASI well versed in Investigation and also in crowd control. The QRT has been provided wireless sets and Mobile Phone. The QRT will assist the Police of concerned Police Station in emergent situations.
A separate room has been earmarked for Honorary Traffic Wardens who are working with the police in traffic management. The District Police wish for cooperation from the citizens to streamline traffic system in the city.