Union Minister Arun Jaitley today advised a fresh bunch of IPS officers at the National Police Academy here to stay abreast on various subjects to tackle new-age crimes. “The nature of crime today is changing. It is no longer a conventional crime. Terrorism is a great curse of the society. You have to deploy all models of tools in order to learn how to fight terror.
“Cyber crime, crimes involving detailed forensic analysis, narcotics, and newer areas of emerging crime, these are all the areas you have to educate yourselves while being on the job. I am sure each one of you (IPS trainees) will continue to train yourselves everyday on service,” Jaitley said. He was delivering a lecture here at the passing out parade of a fresh batch of IPS officers who underwent 44-week training in Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.
The minister also lauded Sardar Patel’s role as the country’s first Home Minister and remembered his crucial contribution in unifying and changing the geography of India. Terming the IPS probationaries as “pillars of the society” after becoming full pledged officers , Jaitley told them to take charge of the administration. “As a civil servant, you are protectors of the law,” he said.
Earlier, Aruna M Bahuguna, Director of NPA said the officers who were trained in the Academy have been equipped not just to win the battle on the ground, but also the battle of the mind. She said the 2015-batch which passed out today had 124 probationaries including 15 foreign cadets from Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives. Also, the passed out officers included 20 per cent women.