401 from the district, over 350 from Tiruchi turn up on first day for Tamil Nadu Special Police Youth Brigade

The two-day physical fitness test and verification of certificates of candidates for the Tamil Nadu Special Police Youth Brigade commenced here on Monday.

The test for candidates from the district was held at the Armed Reserve ground at Subramaniapuram while for those from the city, it was held on the Tamil Nadu Special Police–I Battalion campus. Elaborate arrangements were put in place at both venues.

The endurance test consisted of 1,500 metre run, 100 and 400 metre run, long jump, high jump, and rope climbing.

The height and chest measurement of each male candidate was checked besides verification of their original testimonials. Police sources said a total number of 401 candidates from the district attended out of the 450, who were called on day one. The number of candidates from the city, who appeared for the test, was over 350.

M. Ramasubramani, Inspector General of Police, Central Zone, supervised the selection process at the Armed Reserve ground while Commissioner of Police Shailesh Kumar Yadav monitored the exercise on the TSP-1 Battalion campus. The exercise would continue on Tuesday at the same venues.

Those selected for the youth brigade would get a monthly honorarium of Rs. 7,500. Members of the brigade would assist the police in various activities so that the existing personnel could be fully involved in primary activities such as maintenance of law and order, controlling crime, and conducting investigations.

They would be assigned work such as traffic regulation, delivery of court summons, crowd regulation, night patrol, and driving police vehicles.