400 officers receive investigation training

Sep 25, 2012

Capacity building


MULTAN: A month-long special training for local police officers ended on Monday. Khanewal District Police Officer Rai Ijaz will preside over the certificate distribution ceremony on Tuesday (today).

As many as 400 police officers were trained in investigation techniques and matters of law.

Addressing the concluding ceremony on Monday, the DPO said that a training session had been organised in Khanewal for the first time in 15 years. He said it aimed at enhancing the police’s capabilities.

He said 500 officers has applied for the training, of which 400 were selected on basis of their service record and field duties.

The training was divided into four areas covering how to deal with the general public, investigation methods, investigation technology, process of law and collecting evidence from crime scene.

The DPO said that the training would help the policemen improve their dealing with citizens and make them better investigators.

In the investigation phase, trainees were given lectures by additional sessions judges including Justice Sajjad Hussain and Justice Khizar Hayat. They were taught about the latest ways of prosecution and matters of inquiry with biased opinions of alleged criminals and victims.

MPAs Amir Hayat Haraaj, Peer Jameel Shah and Karam Daadwala also gave some lectures on public dealings.

District Public Prosecutor Abdul Qayyum gave several lectures in the four sessions. Talking to The Express Tribune, he said many of the trainees were not aware what sections in the Pakistan Penal Code applied to which crime. He said most of them were only aware of the outline of the sections. He said such training would build their capacity and educate them about basic laws.

Talking to The Tribune, ASI Ijaz Khan, who attended the training, said the course would help improve his ability to investigate.

Station House Officer Malik Zulfiqar Aulakk of the Khanewal City police station said that the training had helped him learn more about how to apply laws and rules.

“I have been heading a police station, but now I feel I can do it better,” he said.

After the ceremony, the DPO told The Tribune that initially it was difficult to motivate the trainees, however, they later developed an interest.

He said he would follow the developments and results of the training by monitoring the policemen’s performances.

“The session was designed to cover all aspects of our profession,” he said.  He said more sessions would be organised observing the outcome of the training.

(The Express Tribune)