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Training for community police volunteers

For the people: Deputy Inspector General of Police P. Sivanandi explaining the role of community police volunteers to public at an awareness programme organised in Tirupur on Saturday.

For the people: Deputy Inspector General of Police P. Sivanandi explaining the role of community police volunteers to public at an awareness programme organised in Tirupur on Saturday.  

Staff Reporter

On self protection and crime prevention techniques

Tirupur: Plans are afoot to impart basic training on self protection and crime prevention techniques to people who are being recruited as community police volunteers (CPV) in Tirupur, according to Superintendent of Police (Coimbatore Rural) N. Kannan.

At a function organised by the police to propagate the concept of community policing here on Saturday, he said that experts from District Crime Records Bureau would teach them the crime prevention methods.

Officers attached to Armed Reserve battalion would impart coaching to the CPV on self protection tricks to help them tackle thieves and burglars.

Sponsorship

P. Sivanandi, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Coimbatore range), urged the textile entrepreneurs to come forward to sponsor the expense towards deployment of CPV at the rate of 100 persons under each of the five stations in Tirupur sub-division.

The utilisation of CPV would improve law and order and bring down the crime rate in the city drastically.

At present, Tirupur accounted for about 45 per cent of crimes such as theft, burglary and robbery that were taking place in Coimbatore district, he pointed out.

Soft skills

Mr. Sivanandi reiterated the need for developing soft skills among police personnel while dealing with petitioners at the stations, to alter the mundane attitude to the work in some of the stations.

The police officials should always behave gently to the people coming with their grievances to win their confidence.

He hinted that more police personnel would be posted once the Tirupur district was officially inaugurated.

“Presently, the sub-division has just 260 police personnel to cater to a population of about 10 lakh and streamline traffic of three-lakh vehicles,” Mr. Sivanandi said.

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