LG asks J&K Police to be `future ready’ to tackle new challenges


Jammu: UT’s Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday advised the Jammu Kashmir Police personnel to be future-ready as apart from conventional warfare, they have to tackle new challenges that can only be overcome by strengthening institutions and public relations, spreading awareness among the people about disinformation in the digital world, working on technological convergence and facing hybrid war-fare.

Speaking on the future challenges, he said it is the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make the police force ‘SMART’, which is Strict and Sensitive, Modern and Mobile, Alert and Accountable, Reliable and Responsive; Techno-savvy and Trained.

Police is always there to serve people while facing traditional as well as modern challenges, he said, adding that technology is changing rapidly. “Adapt yourself with the changing times as new generation warfare needs an action oriented approach for its effective monitoring and quick response,’’ the Lt Governor asked the police personnel.

He maintained that in coming years, policing needs to be done on a two-tier system as everyday life will be connected with the internet.  Focus must be given on automation for speed and accuracy, he added. He also stressed on the need for effective investigation and conviction of criminals.

The Lt Governor also called for taking timely measures for the welfare of the police personnel and their family members.

Pointing out that Jammu and Kashmir Police is the most efficient and trained police in the country, he said JKP has always remained at the fore-front for maintaining law and order and in times of crisis. “The courage of our JKP personnel is an inspiration for all,’’ he added during the closing ceremony of Inter-Zone Sports Meet-2021 of JKP held here at Gulshan Ground.

Speaking on the occasion, he observed that the professionalism and commitment of JKP Personnel stands out when it comes to law enforcement and anti-terror operations. “We are proud of our police personnel who are doing commendable job in ensuring a safe and secure environment for the people of J&K, besides discharging their duties with determination and commitment during COVID-19”, said the Lt Governor.

He further appreciated J&K Police for promoting sports and cultural activities in J&K by organizing many activities like Pedal for Peace, Cycling race, Jashn-e-Dal, Cricket tournaments and many more under Civic Action Programme. He congratulated all 983 police personnel from all the zones who participated in 23 disciplines during the 4-day long sports meet.