Guv addresses DSP probationers, urges them to be innovative

ITANAGAR, Sep 13: Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra today addressed the probationary Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) from the State undergoing a 12-day training programme on modern policing at Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU) in Gujarat through video conferencing from Raj Bhavan here.
The Governor, in his address, called upon the officers to be innovative, and think out of the box and create a good intelligence network. He advised them never to stop the process of learning and self improvement, and be physically fit, mentally robust and a person of good moral character. He further exhorted them to be leaders of their police teams and not just a police officer.
The Governor cautioned that one of the attitudes, which a police officer has to guard against, is not to allow the power, position and rank to get to his or her head. He advised them to have compassion, probity, tenacity and to work hard and make helping the weak and the needy their second nature.
“A policeman has to be and demonstrate fairness, promptness and determination and win the trust of the people by transparency, honesty and accountability,” he said. Further, stating that the most important link in policing is the beat constable, he asked the officers to make them efficient for promoting good policing.
The Governor also spoke about the history of policing in India, the ever increasing challenges to policing, ‘peculiarities’ of policing in context to Arunachal Pradesh and the way forward. He also shared his expertise and observations on counter-insurgency and police reforms.
The Governor, meanwhile, complimented Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who, in their tenure as Chief Minister and Home Minister of Gujarat had conceptualized the establishment of RRU. He also commended the State DGP for organizing the training module.
RRU Vice Chancellor Prof Bimal N Patel and Arunachal Pradesh DGP R P Upadhyaya also addressed the probationers. Earlier, RRU Dean Training & assistant professor, School of Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security, Dharati Dholariya and assistant professor, School of Forensics, Risk Management & National Security, Sudhanshu Shekher Tiwari briefed about the training programme.
Sixteen DSP probationers from the State are undergoing the maiden training programme of its kind.

Meanwhile, a press note from the PHQ here said that the two-week-long training programme on modern policing for the newly passed out 16 DSPs of Arunachal Pradesh Police was the ‘result’ of the recently signed MoU between the APP and RRU for collaboration on multiple aspects of national security and research.
In his inaugural address, the Governor while outlining the challenges such as bank frauds, counterfeit currency, cyber crimes, data theft, etc underlined the need for policing to evolve to counter these.
Speaking on the challenges of policing in Arunachal Pradesh, the Governor outlined the strategic importance of the state in the geostrategic domain and the need to counter the insurgents and their activities.
He also stressed that police are duty bound to serve the people and the cops must be fair, firm, just and effective while doing so.
The State DGP informed that the newly passed out DSPs had undergone basic training at NEPA, Shillong. To enhance their capacities and diversify their learning, different type of training programmes are planned for them in the coming year. After completing the training at RRU, they will undergo border districts based training with Assam Police, urban policing training with Delhi Police, counter insurgency and jungle warfare training in Mizoram, etc, the DGP disclosed.
The RRU Vice Chancellor outlined the role of RRU as an institution of national importance under the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs. He stated that a holistic perspective of national security involves a deep understanding of internal and external security dimensions. He informed that the training programme will cover various topics including cyber crime, forensic science, fraud cases along with foreign language classes.