Student cadet project in govt schools

Student cadet project in govt schools

 The State government will launch a Student Police Cadet (SPC) project at government-aided and BBMP high schools in the City.

A school-level youth development programme, the project will be inaugurated on March 2 at Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The government has nominated P Harishekaran, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime), as the Karnataka State nodal officer for the project, which will be conducted in co-ordination with the police and the education department.

An official press release from the City police on Tuesday said students selected for the project will be trained as future leaders, by grooming them to fight against social evils, and inculcating qualities such as respecting law. The State government has allotted Rs 1.80 crore for the project, for the year 2014-15. In its first year, the project will be conducted on a pilot basis, in which 1,500 students (750 boys and 750 girls), will be selected.

Two motivated teachers from each school have been nominated as Community Police Officer and Assistant Community Police Officer, respectively. They will be assisted by the local jurisdictional police inspectors, also known as Police Student Liaison Officer and Drill Instructors. Initially, they will be trained in various subjects connected with indoor and outdoor activities. They, in turn, will train students on the school premises, every Saturday, so that their regular classes are not disturbed, the release said.

Field visits will also be organised for the SPC students, who will be visiting police stations, courts, BBMP, Revenue office, and the Central Jail, to have a better understanding of the law enforcement process.

The training is divided into indoor and outdoor activities. Outdoor subjects comprises events on national integration, various kinds of drills, weapon training, honing leadership skills and health-related events. While the indoor subjects comprises hygiene, environment, self defence, map reading, history of police and personality development.

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