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Modi pitches for qualitative change in police

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for qualitative change in police through better training while underlining the importance of technology and human interface for the force to keep progressing. Addressing the annual conference of State police chiefs here, he pressed for development of soft skills in training and advocated that human psychology and behavioural psychology should be vital parts of training. He also launched a mobile app – ‘Indian Police at Your Call’ and presented President’s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to officers of the Intelligence Bureau. He said that technology and human interface were both important for the police force to keep progressing, it added. On training, the Prime Minister said the development of soft skills was now essential, and should become a part of the training drill, the statement said. Aspects such as human psychology and behavioural psychology should be vital parts of training, he added in his address to DGsP/IGsP at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy. Modi said leadership skills were important, and the onus lay on senior officers to inculcate these skills in the police personnel, it added. On the subject of law and order, the Prime Minister emphasised the importance of foot patrolling and constabulary Intelligence. Modi noted that today is November 26, the day that a deadly terror attack had struck Mumbai, and police had bravely fought against terrorists. He also recalled that over 33,000 police personnel who had attained martyrdom.. Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister laid a wreath at the Martyrs Column at the National Police Academy. He also offered floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and planted a sapling Union home minister Rajnath Singh also spoke on the occasion and interacted with the police officers.

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