Maha police to have University to learn investigations

Maharashtra police would soon get formal training in investigations and forensic sciences in their own university proposed in the state.

Last Updated: Jun 27, 2010, 13:52 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra police would soon get
formal training in investigations and forensic sciences in their own university proposed in the state.

The state Home Department has proposed the Centre to set up a Police University, the first-of-its-kind in the country, to train police in various areas of investigations, a senior
official said.

"The Centre has approved the idea and promised to give 90
per cent aid to the University," Principal Secretary, Home
Department P K Jain said.

The police can get advanced training in investigation
techniques, forensic sciences, use of modern equipment and
communication with citizens, Jain said.

The common public and students can also learn the topics
from the University to get acquainted with the working of
police force.

"We are currently considering opinions from police force
about courses to be introduced, authorities to manage it and
the university`s location," he said.

The proposal would be soon presented before Home
Minister, R R Patil, who is very keen about the concept,
Jain said.

PTI