6,600 constables to be inducted into Delhi Police

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 14:18

New Delhi: Delhi Police will have more than
83,000 personnel to carry out policing jobs in the capital
from tomorrow when over 6,600 constables, including 460 women,
will be inducted into the force, which is the largest
induction at one go.

Of the 6,608 new entrants, 685 will undergo advanced
commando training with BSF in Neemech in Maharashtra and CRPF
in Tekhenpur in Madhya Pradesh. All the constables being
inducted have undergone preliminary commando training.

With this, a senior police personnel said, the total
number of personnel in the force will rise to 83,762. "The
fresh inductions will ease pressure on police. They will be
used for policing on the ground level.

"They will be straight on local policing. It will augment
the strength on the ground. Now we will have more police on
the ground," the official said.

This is the largest induction in the force. Last year on
August 31, Delhi Police had inducted 5,697 new constables,
including 351 women, inducted into the force.

The official said 25 women constables are among the 685
personnel selected for advanced commando training. The women
constables will head to the CRPF training centre in Neemech
while the men contingent will go to Tekhenpur.

The personnel were given training in crime investigation,
forensic analysis, cyber crime and economic offences besides
in law and other subjects, the official said.

For the first time, the official said, the women
constables were given specialised training in unarmed combat,
motorcycle-riding, adventure training and rescue operations.

Asked about the firing training, he said, the constables
were given training in .303 rifles, .38 revolvers, 9 mm
pistols, AK-47, SAF and SLR. Modern techniques for their
training like use of Fire Arms Training Simulators were
exhaustively used during their firing practice.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 14:18

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