Cops get a class on soft skills

Cops get a class on soft skills

Navaratri is just four days away to begin, and men in khaki got do’s and don’ts on behaving with tourists and visitors.

Addressing police personnel at Senate Hall in the city on Saturday, medical education and district in-charge minister S A Ramdas advised the sentinels of the society to treat the visitors akin to playing host to guests at home.

The Nada Habba attracts people in hordes and the onus is on the police to create a better opinion of the city by treating the visitors in a good manner. To say it one word; police should be people-friendly, the minister said.

When the State is already reeling under Cauvery water sharing row, the visitors will be obviously fear for their safety.

The police should ensure security for all. The minister also announced that plans are afoot to establish an organisation for the welfare of police from top cadre to low. The organisation may be launched in two months, the minister promised.

He also cautioned the police against becoming a fodder for media especially news channels who in their race for television rating points (TRP) break news of feeble nature too.

DCP (law and order) Basavaraj Malagaththi slipped into the shoes of a soft skills expert instructing the men to sport a smile on their faces and be cautious of the language. The visitors query should be answered politely.

Inspector of Kuvempunagar police station K N Yeshwanth Kumar gave a power-point presentation on tourist spots in and around the city for the benefit of the fraternity. As many as 1,500 police in the ranks of constables, head constables, ASIs, SIs and also Inspectors attended the session.

Police commissioner K L Sudheer, DCP (crime and traffic) K P Bheemaiah, mounted police commandant S J Mariba Shetty, ACPs- C D Jagadish (N R sub-division), Cheluvaraju (Devaraja), A L Prakash Gowda (Krishnaraja) and N Vishnuvardhan (traffic) were present.

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