Police soft-skills training concludes

SRINAGAR: The five-day soft skill program for police was concluded on Friday at College of Education here, a police spokesperson said.
“Kashmir police needs to reaffirm their commitment towards the legacy of humaneness that they have inherited to deliver better services to the people and, the development of soft skill programme was just an attempt to reiterate this trait in them,” Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Abdul Gani Mir, who chaired the valedictory function said on the occasion.
Mir said that the program for development of soft skills was conceived after accessing the perception of the public during my public interactions on my various visits to different districts in the last year. It was felt that during the last 25 years of turmoil the people of the state have faced immense hardships, the expectations of people towards J&K police also increased in these times.  He said that Police work often requires the exercise of independent judgment within limited time frames; and this exercise of independent judgment must also follow proscribed procedures and protocols of law.
About 11000 police personnel were trained in developing Soft Skills by a team experts from University of Delhi headed by Dr Pamela Singla during the five-day program. The training was imparted in all the districts headquarters of the Kashmir valley.
Speaking on the occasion Pamela Singla said that the purpose of the training was to introduce soft skills such as negotiation and communication, listening skills, ethics and professional conduct based on a public service mindset. The training also covered ethics in policing and applying soft skills in the context of community-based policing.
SP Police control Room Srinagar Sh.Sohail Munawar Mir presented the vote of thanks.On these occasion some participants and Trainers from dehli University presented their feedback regarding the programme.     .
DIG North JP Singh, DIG Central SA Mujtaba, DIG South Vijay Kumar, SSP Srinagar Amit Kumar, SP Ganderbal Shahid Mehraj, SP Budgam Mohammad Irshad, all Zonal SP’s of Srinagar, officers of CRPF , Principal College of Education Parveen Pandith and officers of J&K Bank were also present on this occasion.

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