17-Jul-2018
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Kerala police soon to have technical cadre to utlise expertise

Thiruvananthapuram July 10:   Kerala police is making a plan to create a technical cadre to effectively utilise the expertise and experience of technically qualified personnel. 
 
As part of this, state police chief Lokanath Behera, together with other top police officials held discussions with 152 members from different battalions.
 
The state police force has about 160 constable/civil police officers across different battalions.  Out of this, 68 are B.Techs,  22 MBA/BBA degree holders. 
 
15 MCA/MSC Computer Science graduates,  one M Tech,  8 LLB/LLM graduates,  9 M.Phil holders and 13 PGDCA holders.   As per the proposal, these personnel will be assigned  tasks beyond normal police duties, and requiring technical skills, according to their qualification.
 
Police chief Lokanath Behera said that an action plan is being prepared to this end.  He added that if the members of the force are deployed for tasks matching their qualification and competencies,  meritorious performance can be achieved.
 
Such technically and professionally qualified personnel will be appointed in areas like cyber forensic,  different IT-based activities,  cyber criminal investigation, legal aid,  implementation of different projects,  and new media activities.   DIG-Armed Police Battalion,  Shafin Ahmed has been entrusted with preparing a detailed plan for this.