More graduates become police constables

More graduates become police constables

KSISF police constable trainees take part in their passing out parade at the temporary police training school on Gokul Road in Hubballi on Saturday.

Youth taking jobs that have lower minimum educational qualification than what they (candidates) have seems to be a common phenomenon these days, and this was once again evident on Saturday, when 107 out of 123 candidates who participated in the passing out parade of Karnataka State Industrial Security Force (KSISF) police constable trainees have more qualification than the minimum education required for that post.

The passing out parade of the fifth batch of the KSISF at the temporary police training school, located at the new CAR police parade ground on Gokul Road here, was held on Saturday, to mark the completion of nine-month training of 123 KSISF police constable trainees. Among them, 15 candidates are postgraduates, 55 are degree holders, 22 have completed BEd, and 15 persons completed PUC, when SSLC is the minimum educational qualification for this post.

"Minimum educational qualification for the post of KSISF police constable is SSLC. They have more outdoor activities during the training, compared to the training for civil constables. After this training, they would return to their parent battalion, before getting posted," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime & Traffic) B S Nemagouda, who is also the principal of the temporary police training school.

In addition to legal and technical aspects taught by police officers and others, trainees were also trained in physical fitness, different drills, shooting, first aid, fire fighting, psychology, and in other topics. Yoga and meditation camp, and Vanamahotsava programme were also organised for them.

Trainees were also given practical training of bundobast during Ganesh festival, elections, and during visit of VVIPs. Their visit to prison, court, dam, airport and mental hospital were also arranged, Nemagouda added.

'Be people-friendly'

Director General of Police (CID) Hemanth Nimbalkar was the chief guest at the passing out parade on Saturday, and he inspected the parade and distributed prizes to meritorious trainees.

Speaking on the occasion, he stated that police should not behave arrogantly, but they should be citizen-friendly.

Police are not trained to behave arrogantly. They have to protect this land, and people here. They should have discipline and patience, while people should not be afraid of them, but should feel safe when they see the police, Nimbalkar added.

Police Commissioner M N Nagaraj, DCP (Law & Order) Ravindra Gadadi, and others were present. DCP (Crime & Traffic) Nemagouda administered oath to the trainees and presented annual report of the police training school.

Prizes were also distributed to meritorious trainees who showed good performance in various activities during the training period. Relatives and friends of trainees were also present, and they shared happy moments with the trainees later.