It was important to work collectively and sensitively to make policing effective and futuristic, PM Modi said

There's a need to keep the police ready in these times of technological disruptions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

The challenge is to prevent new types of crime with even more innovative methods, he said while addressing Indian Police Service (IPS) probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad on Saturday.

The Prime Minister also stressed the need to undertake novel experiments, research and methods for cyber security.

It was important to work collectively and sensitively to make policing effective and futuristic, he noted during the course of his address via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister also asked the officer trainees to remember the significance of the time they were entering their career, as India is undergoing transformation at every level.

He pointed out that their first 25 years in the service were going to be a critical 25 years in the life of the country, when the Indian republic would move from 75 years of independence to the century of its independence.

Noting that people expected a certain degree of conduct from them, he asked them to be always mindful of the dignity of their Service not only in office or headquarters but beyond that too.

“You will have to be aware of all the roles in the society, your need to remain friendly and keep the honour of the uniform supreme” said the Prime Minister.

Acknowledging the bright young women officers of the new generation, PM Modi said that there have been efforts to increase the participation of women in the police force.

He also mentioned that the states are working on introducing Commissioner System in the cities with more that 10 lakh population. The system has already been introduced in many cities of 16 states. He said.

The Prime Minister said that police officers from neighbouring countries, undergoing training at the academy underline the closeness and deep relation of the countries.

He said that whether it is Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives or Mauritius, we are not just neighbours but we also share lot of similarities in our thinking and social fabric.

We are friends in times of need and whenever there is any calamity or difficulty we are the first responders for each other. This was evident during the Corona period also.

He also interacted with the probationers during the event. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Minister of State (Home) Nityanand Rai were also present on the occasion.