Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra on Monday 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 police officers.
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, competent for good policing.
The Governor also spoke about the history of policing in India, the ever-increasing challenges to policing, the ‘peculiarities’ of policing in context to Arunachal Pradesh and the way forward.
Mishra 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.
Sixteen DSP probationers from Arunachal are undergoing the maiden training programme of its kind.