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Student police scheme may find favour in other States

Staff Reporter

Recommendation submitted to National Police Commission


Cadets work with police to maintain law and order

Students given multi-level training


Thrissur: Kerala's prestigious Student Police Cadet (SPC) project may be adopted by other States if the National Police Commission accepts a recommendation by the Inspector General of Police, Thrissur Range, B. Sandhya, to this effect.

Ms. Sandhya presented a report at a meeting of the National Police Mission held at Jaipur recently on the SPC, which is meant for preparing students to be responsible and socially committed citizens, willing to perform selfless service to their community.

The National Police Mission was set up by the Union government to transform the police force in the country. It consists of six micro-missions, which deal with subjects like human resource development, community policing, communication and technology, infrastructure, new processes, proactive policing and future challenges.

Ms. Sandhya is a member of the micro-mission dealing with community policing. The importance of the Community Policing System has been widely recognised in the country in view of the poor police-population ratio in the country.

“If approved by the National Police Mission, the Student Police Cadet scheme will be implemented in other States too. The project is a role model for the entire country in ensuring the participation of the younger generation in maintaining law and order and internal security,” Ms. Sandhya said.

The goal of the SPC is to enable students to work with the police and other authorities in ensuring internal security, maintaining law and order, traffic control and eradicating crime.

Thrissur City Police Commissioner P. Vijayan, the State Nodal Officer of the project, said it would enable the cadets to fight evils in society such as terrorism, separatism, communalism, casteism and substance abuse as well as to combat the rising incidence of juvenile crimes.

Advisory committees at the schools, district and State will monitor the project implementation.

Under the project, the students would be given multiple-level training in physical, social, cultural and intellectual activities.

The project functions along the same lines as the National Cadets Corps (NCC) and the National Service Scheme (NSS).

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