Hyderabad, Feb., 16(NSS): The Andhra Pradesh Police have emerged as the Overall Champion and created a new record at the 54th All India Police Duty Meet held in Jaipur from February 7 to 12.
In a pressnote here, the Director General of Police has stated that the State Police have won the largest number of medals (18) and trophies (five) which is not only much more than any other State but more significant because of the fact the State has won eight Gold, six Silver and four Bronze medals this year. The impressive triumph has made the State police the overall champions and the best team at the 54th All India Police Duty Meet 2010, he added.
The DGP stated that Duty Meets are an important arena, wherein police personnel from across the country compete and display their professional skills. Competitions in scientific aids to investigation, written test in crime investigation, law, rules, procedures, court judgments, police photography, videography, anti-sabotage checks, dog squad and computer awareness were held during the five-day duty meet. The All India competitions are held in different categories to test professional knowledge and skills usually after the State police duty meets to determine the best trained and skilled police professionals once a year. Trophies are awarded to winning teams in each category and medals for individual excellence.
In this Meet, 20 States, one Union Territory and six Central Police Organisations participated. The Andhra Pradesh Police Team, consisting of 65 members and seven Dogs, was selected based on the results of the 53rd A.P. State Police Duty Meet 2010 held at Hyderabad in November-December 2010. The intensive coaching camp was held at Hyderabad for 10 weeks with the help of Director, A.P.F.S.L. and his Staff, under the leadership of Ms Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Additional DGP (Sports).
The DGP pointed out that in the last All India Police Duty Meet held in Ahmedabad in 2010, Andhra Pradesh won 11 medals including three Gold, five Silver and three Bronze in the individual events and the Chief Minister Trophy for the Best Team of the Meet. In the earlier duty meet held in Bengaluru in 2009, the State got one Gold medal and Seven Bronze Medals. This year A.P. Police have swept the awards in Scientific Aids to investigation, with both the B team winning the first place followed by A team coming second. The members of the A and B teams include sub-inspectors and Inspectors holding charge of important Police Stations in Adilabad, Cyberabad, Krishna, Nalgonda, Visakhapatnam City, Guntur (urban) and (rural). The Scientific Aids to investigation includes Forensic Science, Medico Legal, Crime Investigation, Handling, Labelling and Packing, Finger Print Science, I.O. Photography, Portrait Parle and Observation.
The Anti Sabotage winning team consisted of an Inspector and constable from the Intelligence Security Wing. All the Medal winners will be awarded incentive cash rewards and Advance Increments from the government i.e. Gold Medal winner Rs 20,000 and two Advance Increments, Silver Medal winner Rs 15, 000 and one Advance Increment and Bronze Medal winner Rs 10,000.
The awards will be presented at a function at the Rajasthan Police Academy, Jaipur. The Chief Minister of Rajathan, Mr Ashok Gehlot, who will be chief guest will give away the awards. Ms Tejdeep Kaur Menon, Addl. DGP (Sports) will receive the awards on behalf of A.P. Police. Mr H.C. Meena, Director General of Police, Rajasthan, will preside over the function. Mr Manoj Yadava, Secretary, All India Police Sport Control Board, New Delhi will also be present.
The AP team was trained and led by Ms Tejdeep Kaur Menon. Her immense enthusiasm and commitment led to the repeated and overwhelming success of the A.P.Police team. (NSS)