Militancy has made J&K Police adopt new technologies: DGP


Srinagar | June 18 : Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar while chairing a review meeting said militancy has made Jammu and Kashmir Police adopt new technologies and techniques to bring the force on par with the best police forces in the country.
He has said that in view of new challenges faced by state police, the focus is to train the personnel in modern law and order management.
The meeting was convened to review the pace of progress in police modernisation and discuss the proposal for acquiring equipment, to assist in providing security and maintaining law and order, under Prime Minister’s special package for the state.
Under the modernisation programme, the state police is improving its capabilities and infrastructure to counter insurgency and threats to law and order, Kumar said.
“Major emphasis in being given to procure the latest technology and communication system for security purposes and dedicated efforts are being made in the areas of office automation and enhancing infrastructure abilities, he said.
“CCTV cameras have enabled police to both prevent and detect crimes in the major cities and towns. All towns and roads will come under effective surveillance through these cameras. Bomb detection and disposal squads and X-Ray scanners at vital installation are to be upgraded, besides equipping field units for maximum efficiency,” he said.