Coimbatore: The Inspector-General of Police, West Zone, K. Rajendran on Wednesday inaugurated a training programme for the members of the highway patrol police teams in combating highway-related crimes and on rendering timely medical and trauma care to accident victims.
The police personnel have been divided into three batches and each batch would undergo training for three days and each batch would have 60-odd police officers and personnel, Mr. Rajendran said. Rendering medical care and saving the life of an accident victim would be the noblest of all deeds, the IG told the personnel. The training programme was mooted by the Additional Director-General of Police (Law and Order), K. Vijay Kumar.
The aim was to have highway patrol teams sensitised on the skills of rendering medical aid and also the need for rushing the accident victims to the hospitals during the golden hour. In addition, the training programme was also aimed at equipping them with the required legal knowledge in registering cases.
The members of the highway patrol teams would be trained by Public Prosecutors and Regional Transport Officials on the legal aspects involved in accident cases, while doctors and paramedical staff would train them on the rescue operations. Fire and Rescue Services personnel would train the police personnel to operate various latest gadgets fitted in the patrol vehicles.
The training programme would focus on police personnel in the rank of sub-inspectors, head constables and constables from the six districts in West Zone namely Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem Rural, Namakkal, Erode and Coimbatore Rural.