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Take pride in your job, police recruits told

The Deputy Inspector – General of Police, Vellore Range, H.M. Jayaram, has asked police constable recruits, who arrived here from different parts of the State for their 22 – week training at the Temporary Police Recruits School (TPRS), to become conversant with the sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) relating to police duties and with computer applications.

Addressing the male grade – 2 police constable recruits at the Kavalar Nalvazhvu Mandram, and women grade – 2 police constable recruits at the Police Recruits School (PRS) inside the Fort here on 01 February, 2011, Mr. Jayaram said that the job of a policeman or policewoman was a job which was respected in society, and the recruits should take pride in their job upon completion of their training, as it involved the responsible tasks of maintaining law and order during public events, religious festivals and political meetings, and protection of the people from criminals.

“You will be recognised and respected only when you are in your uniform, and not in plain clothes. This reflects the respect for the police personnel in society. Your job starts when the rest of the people start sleeping, because you have to protect them,” he said. Mr. Jayaram said that police personnel should keep themselves fit through regular exercise as their job involved a 24 – hour duty.

“Do not be afraid of night duty. You will start liking it in the course of time,” he said.

Pointing out that mere physical fitness was not sufficient for the force, he said the police constables should have sufficient general knowledge so that they could guide members of the public who seek their help.

Besides, it is important for the police personnel to maintain good relationship with the public and behave courteously with the public, he said. Mr. Jayaram called upon the women police constable recruits to imbibe courage and work sincerely with a service mentality.

T.S. Anbu, Superintendent of Police and Principal, TPRS; Rajendran, Principal, PRS; and N.T. Ramesh, Vice – Principal, TPRS, spoke.

Later, talking to newspersons, the DIG said that out of the 240 grade – 2 male police constable recruits selected and deputed for training at the Vellore TPRS, 229 turned up.

On completion of their training, the recruits would be posted to police stations, after which they would be drafted for duty in the Armed Reserve after undergoing a written examination.

Three hundred Women Police Constable recruits have been deputed for training at the PRS. The 22 – week training for the recruits would begin on Wednesday. Similar training would be conducted simultaneously in 33 other Police Recruit Schools in Tamil Nadu, he said.