TEAM OF 60 MEMBERS AND 5 DOGS FROM MAHARASHTRA POLICE PARTICIPATED IN ALL INDIA POLICE MEET : ADG SANJAY KUMAR
Pune 22 Dec (PCP) : A team of 50 police officers and constable’s along with five dogs, from Maharashtra Police had participated in the All India Police Meet, Which started on 18 Dec, which is continued up to 27 Dec 2016, at Mysore, Karnataka, said the Additional Director General of Maharashtra State CID, Mr Sajay Kumar IPS, here this afternoon.
The ADG further, said that till now Maharashtra State has hosted All India Police Duty Meet for five times 1968,1980,1990,2008 and 2012. As regularly this year 60 th All India Police Duty Meet is going to organised at Mysore, by the Karnataka Police, during 19/12/2016 to 23/12/2016. Maharashtra Police team for 60 members which includes officers, police Inspectors and Constables and five dogs, through 14 Maharashtra State Police Duty Meet which was organised during 18/7/2016 to 27/7/2016 at SRPF Group 1 and 2 at Pune. our team consist of police officers and personnel’s from different units of Maharashtra police, who are specialized in their fields.
While elaborating about the history of police meet, Sanjay Kumar further added that, before 1950, when the idea of holding a Police Duty Meet was tabled, there were little occasions for Police officers in a particular area to meet and exchange their experiences with those of their brother officers from other Police organizations of the country. There had always been a need for bringing together Police officers from various states so that they could discuss the problems common to them and their possible solutions. It was thought that by organizing such Police Duty Meet, the participants would gain from each others experiences which would result in greater efficiency and improvement in the standard of professional performance of the entire force. It was with this purpose that the All India Police Duty Meet was first started in 1953 under the guidance of an ADHOC Committee of the All India Athletics and Sports Organisation in the form of Rifle and Revolver shooting competition. The competition resulted in a big success and in the second Meet in 1954, First Aid and Ambulance Drill were also included, said Sanjay Kumar.
Sanjay Kumar also mentioned about the formation, he said a Central Coordinating Committee was also formed for organizing All India Police Duty Meet which laid down rules and procedures for the sports competitions of the Meet which were modified from time to time, keeping in view the experience gained and suggestions made during these Meets. Since then, the number of items and number of participants competing has grown steadily. Competitions in Wireless Transmission, Scientific Aid, Cryptography, Police photography and Motor Transport were also included. Looking to the successful meets, In 1958 Government of India instituted a Police Medal for according recognition to the acts of life saving by the Policemen, this Medal is called Prime Minister Police Medal, which has also been incorporated as part of the All India Police Duty Meet. The institution of this medal has been a source of encouragement to the Police forces of India and is a constant inspiration to all the Policemen for doing their best in saving human life, Since the beginning, the Meet is being held every year except during the years 1965, 1967 and 1971 said Sanjay Kumar.
While speaking about various competitions Sanjay Kumar said, Police Duty Squad competition was added to the attractiveness of the Meet, it was introduced for the first time in the All India Police Duty Meet in 1973, which was held at Cuttack, where display of various Dog Squads participated, as Dog squad is the assets of Police forces, besides this, Computer awareness competition was included in 1992, then In the year 1999, Police Band competition, Anti Sabotage checks and Police Video graphy was also included in the Meet, whereas the First Aid and Ambulance Drill, Wireless Transmission competition, Cryptography and Motor Transport competition were deleted from the events of the Meet.
Sanjay Kumar also mentioned about the organizers states, he said most of the states felt increasingly difficult to organize this Meet at one place because of competitions in several disciplines and the large number of participants it attracted, since in the joint meeting of the All India Police Sports Control Board and All India police Duty Meet held on October 28, 1999 at Delhi it was decided to split the Meet into three parts, Rifle-Revolver shooting competition, Band competition and Scientific aid to investigation, Police photography, Computer Awareness, Police Videography, Anti-sabotage checks, Police dog competition and Award for Life saving Medal, since then the All India Police Duty Meet is organized by each state on rotation on behalf of the Central Coordinating Committee, which is elected biennially in the conference of Directors General of Police.
The ADG while speaking on the performance of Maharashtra Police said that, Initially our team was sent to AIPDM directly, who were, experienced and willing to participate, But to improve the performance of our team, the selection of participants was confirmed through state police duty meet from 2002, the selection is done under Additional Director General of Police CID M.S. Pune, who organise the state police duty meet each year, and selection of our team for AIPDM is done among-st the winners of state police duty meet, the first Maharashtra Police Duty meet was organised on the base of AIPDM in 2002 at SRPF Group 1 and 2 Pune.
While describing the various achievements the ADG said that Various achievements are recorded by our teams in AIPDM, In the 49 AIPDM, held at Madhuban, Haryana, our team achieved Silver medal in Foot Print Casting, In the Golden Jublee celebrations held at Chennai Tamilnadu, our team achieved Bronze medal in Computer Awareness competition, again at the 51 st competition at Mumbai, our team achieved Bronze medal in Computer Awareness competition, then at 52 nd, competition at Bangalore, our team achieved Gold medal in Computer Awareness competition and Anti Sabotage check competition besides this our team was declared best team in Anti Sabotage check competition, again In 53 rd, competition which was held at Gandhi Nagar Gujrat, our team achieved 2 Gold medal in Computer Awareness competition and Silver medal in Forensic Science Written Test. at the 55 th competition held at Maharashtra Police Academy Nasik, our team achieved Silver medal in Police Portrait and Observation, Bronze Medal in Finger Print, Gold medal in Police Photography competition and Silver medal in Police Videography, and the winner trophy for police Photography and Runner up Trophy for police Videography, also the Silver medal for Computer Awareness and Dog Squad competition, our team got 5 th rank. In 2013, at the 56th competition which was held at Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, our team achieved Gold medal in Anti Sabotage Check competition and Dog squad competition, Silver medal in Crime Investigation Rules Procedure Judgments competition and Police Photography competition and Computer Awareness event, in the Second competition our team bagged Bronze medal in Dog squad competition and the Team won the Best team Performance Winning Trophy, by achieving Gold medal in Anti Sabotage Check competition, here our team was on third position in this AIPDM, at the 57 th competition , held again at Madhuban, Haryana our team won one Gold and one Silver medal in Lifting Packing and Labeling competition, Two gold medal in Observation competition, Bronze medal in Police Portrait, Silver medal in Crime Investigation Rules Procedure Judgments competition, again Bronze medal in Forensic Science Written Test, Silver medal in police Videography, Bronze medal in Computer Awareness and in event II our team won, two Bronze medals in Computer Awareness, In event III, our team got Second position, In march 2015 ,in the 58 th competition held Phillaur Panjab our team achieved Gold medal in Computer Awareness in event I and in Police Videography Silver and Bronze medal, also in Anti Sabotage Check competition our team gained Runner up Trophy, for Anti Sabotage Check competition and Police Photography competition, In 59 th competition which was held at ITBP Bhanu, Haryana, our team achieved two Gold in Computer Awareness, in event III, one Gold in Police Photography, Silver medal in Crime Investigation Rules Procedure Judgments competition, Bronze medal in Finger Print, and two Bronze medals in Anti-Sabotage Check competition, besides this our Team got Winner Trophy for police Photography Competition and Runner up Trophy for Computer Awareness Competition, also our team got 3 rd position, from the 49 th competition and till date our team had bagged 13 Gold, 11 Silver and 13 Bronze medal along with many Runner up and Best Performance Trophies said Sanjay Kumar.
The ADG also added that this year our five Dogs, Prince and Viru who are specialized in Sniffing Narcotics, Max and Rocky, specialized in sniffing Explosives all Labrador and Rocky who is specialized Tracker is Doberman will be a major participants in this competition, this year we are expecting maximum medals and Trophies from our team, for this those selected for AIPDM are under going 80 days residential training at Maharashtra Intelligence Academy, SRPF Group 1 and 2, Photography Department Ferguson college under my guidance, All the instructors and trainers may give a get great honor to Maharashtra Police and will do their best in this competition said Sanjay Kumar. PCP/DJ 13 45