Four new CSP stations soon

Four new CSP stations soon

Swimming and scuba diving training for coastal security personnel

State is all set to have four more coastal security police stations at Gangolli, Hejamadi, Belakeri and Honnavar. With this the total number of Coastal Security Force stations will increase to nine.

Inaugurating the ‘Beach Volleyball tournament-2012’, organised by Coastal Security Police and Sagar Rakshak Dal at Panambur beach on Monday, Inspector General of Police (Internal security cell) Bhaskar Rao said that Union Department of Border Management is giving more importance to coastal security and with this CSF is getting enough fund from the central government.

“In the second phase, the Central government has released Rs 45 lakhs for every CSP stations. A sum of Rs 15 lakh has been provided to buy equipment like thermal imager, night and day vision binoculars etc. The Government has sanctioned 21 light weight boats and three 12 tonne boats,” he said.

Vacant posts

Speaking about the vacant posts in costal security police Bhaskar Rao said, according to government rules every police station should have 58 staff including 45 police personnel and 13 technical staff.

“We are in need of staff, but we need better swimmers. People from fishermen community have good scope in the department,” he said clarifying that CSF police has no
problems with the local police.

Tourney

Seven teams from Hejamadi to Talapadi region are participating in the three day Beach Volleyball tournament- 2012, including coastal security police team. Other teams are Tannirubavi, Panamburu beach, Hejamadi, Someshwar, Mukka, Bengre and Baikampady teams.

As a part of the programme members of the Sagar Rakshak Dal who saved as many as 35 lives in recent past were honoured with cash prize.
They are Ashok, Mohan Chandra, Vinod Salian, Roshan, Anish, Jayaraj Karkera, Lathesh, Sharath and Vasanth.

Coastal Security Police Inspector Gange Reddy, SI Chandrashekar Putran, Station Inspector Mukund Nayak and Social Activist Yathish Baikampady were present.

Diving and swimming for cops

IGP Bhaskar Rao said that Coastal Security Force needs good swimmers. “Instead of march past on grounds policemen should learn swimming. So we have plans to give swimming and scuba diving training for young cops. Our aim is to have at least 10 swimmers in every station,” he said.

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