Rise in women joining police force: DGP

Rise in women joining police force: DGP

DGP (Training) Sushant Mahapatra was happy to note that there was a steep rise in women taking up a career in the State police department.

Addressing the first batch of 31 excise probationers at the passing out parade held at Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) in the city on Friday, Mahapatra said, according to the statistics available,  the number of women joining the force in the State had seen an increase from six per cent to 22 per cent.

 However, the numbers were still meagre when compared to northern states where women were recruited in large numbers (up to 33 per cent).

Stating that Karnataka was still a long way from achieving it, Mahapatra said that an exclusive academy to train women police will be established in the city.

Mahapatra said that earlier the Excise wing was a part of the Police department with men in khaki discharging their duties.

Later, it was decided to separate the departments as Excise was the highest revenue grosser to the exchequer. 

Both Police and Excise personnel were not bereft of stress,  as they worked under tremendous pressure, he said.

Mahapatra also called for making a few changes in the curriculum for probationers.

Highlighting the activities of police academies and training schools in the State, Mahapatra said armed reserve police and also central industrial security force personnel were being trained in the indigenous facilities.

Taking cognisance of the growing demand for such training centres, the government had sanctioned additional centres at Bangalore, Hassan, Kadur and Hubli.

Excise Commissioner Shambu Dayal Meena said that there was a proposal to set up an exclusive academy to train probationers. He said that Excise personnel lacked fitness, and this was because there were fewer numbers of direct recruitments.

M Rangappa from Kolar emerged winner in academics, followed by Rajashekar R Karadakal from Yadgir in revolver shooting and physical activities.

M R Shekar from Chikkamagalur and Umashankar from Hassan were the joint winners in rifle shooting. Seema Maria Suares was adjudged best woman probationer.

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