Udupi to get police training school

The structure would come up in Uppur, says SP Rajendra Prasad

Udupi will get a full-fledged police training school and a police public school at the earliest, according to District Superintendent of Police Rajendra Prasad. This is a part of State government innovative programmes to give a fillip to the competence of police force.

The SP told Deccan Herald that the new structure will come up in a palatial 35 acres of land identified in Uppur.

The land has been identified and the same would be transferred into the police department shortly following which the work will begin for the training school, he said. The training school which intends to train the newly recruited personnel, especially the constables, needs good infrastructure.

The SP said that the training programme would be for nine months. The State government’s objective is to introduce the police public school also, the school run by the police for students. The governmnt has released Rs 75 lakh for the purpose.

The extended plan might include all the policing activities, which will be shifted to Uppur. Currently, the Chandu Miadan hosts all the activtities of police and also the district police programmes. It also comprises of district police parade ground. In due course of time, the parade ground may also be shifted to Uppur. However, there is no immedaite plan to do so, he added.

School upto SSLC

Speaking about the details of the project, the SP said that the structure should be developed and there is a need for sophisticated infrastructural facilities. The initial plans were chalked out and is ready to get implemented. The police school will cater to the needs of the students from 1st to 10th standard. The school will be run by the police, he added.

Currently, the State houses a full-fledged police traning school in Chennapatna in Ramnagar district, Kanapur in Belgaum district and in Gulburga. However, in Gulburga, it is called as Police Traning College. The Police Traning School in Mysore is upgraded. Besides, the government intends to initiate Police Traning School in Kodagu, Haveri and Hassan.
Koramangala in Bangalore, Dharwad and Mysore also have police public schools.

The funds for Uppur project will be released phase by phase. The funds released in the first stage (Rs 75 lakh) will be utilised to construct foundation and primary facilities for the police traning school. The SP said the government approval for incorporating both training and public school will be helpful in the long run.

The training school will help the police department to train the police. The public school will be open to all the students other than those who belong to the policing family, Rajendra Prasad added.

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