Civil and Traffic personnel attend the programme in batches
Two batches of the Mysore City Police — Civil (Law and Order) Police and Traffic Police — underwent training here on Sunday in connection with the Dasara festivities.
While the traffic police personnel (the entire force, including 300 constables) took part in a programme to discuss effective traffic control and management during Dasara, the Law and Order police officers, including inspectors and sub-inspectors from the K.R. Police Sub-division, took part in the training on security aspects.
The aim of the training is to establish “people-friendly” policing during the festivities when the city draws tourists.
Commissioner of Police Sunil Agarwal spoke on the security matters that they needed to focus on during the festivities.
He said police personnel from the neighbouring districts would be coming to the city for the security on September 27. The festivities commence from September 28.
Mr. Agarwal said over 100 personnel would be deployed from each of the neighbouring district for Dasara security arrangements. With only a few days left to impart training on security matters, CDs containing dos and donts during Dasara will be sent to the respective districts requesting the police there to train the personnel deputed for Dasara duty on the modules developed by the Mysore police.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) Rajendra Prasad spoke on effective traffic management and control during the festivities. He told them how to function when visitors throng the city.
They were told to be courteous with the visitors and guide them if they were in distress.
Later, the Police Commissioner and the DCPs held a meeting with the shopowners and business establishments of Sayyaji Rao Road to educate them on their responsibilities during the festivities. They were asked to inform the police if they came across suspicious persons.