Port Blair, Oct 22: Andaman & Nicobar Police, in collaboration with National Commission for Women, is organizing three-days capacity building programme from 22nd to 24th October, 2019 for women Police officers at Police Training School, Prothrapur, so as to empower them with the required professionalism, in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes, for dealing with the cases of violence against women. Hon’ble Chairperson, National Commission for Women, Ms. Rekha Sharma, was the chief guest for the Inaugural session of the programme. The Inspector General of Police, Law and Order, Mr. Madhup kr. Tiwari, IPS, Inspector General of Police, Headquarter, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, IPS, all Superintendents Police, Deputy Superintendents of Police, Station House Officers and Women Police Officers also attended the inaugural programme.
Addressing the gathering, the Inspector General of Police, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, stated that there is a need for greater sensitivity in dealing with cases of crime against women. He thanked National Commission for Women for organizing this programme in association with Police Training School, Andaman & Nicobar Police and requested the Chairperson, NCW to provide their expertise and resource persons to attune the police officers for their ever increasing roles and responsibilities. He motivated the participants to take full interest and maximum advantage from the inputs, that will be given to them during the Capacity Building Programme, and to implement the same in the field.
Chairperson, National Commission for Women, Ms. Rekha Sharma, in her address, emphasized upon the need to overcome gender bias and breaking the stereotypes that emerge from deep rooted patriarchy in the society. She discussed in detail about the ways of handling the victims of crime against women, especially rape victims. She emphasized for the need of empathy and sensitivity for attending the rape victims and to ensure immediate medical examination and counseling of the victims. She also stressed upon the need for conducting thorough and professional investigation of cases related to Crime Against Women.
Earlier, in the beginning, Ms. Usha Rangnani, IPS, Principal, Police Training School, welcomed the gathering and highlighted the main objectives of the programme. This Capacity Building Programme is expected to equip the women police officers with the ability to perform their duties effectively and professionally and without prejudice and discrimination. The important subjects that will be covered in this training programme are investigation of crime against women, crime scene investigation, forensic medicine and post mortem examinations, scientific interrogation techniques, mobile forensics and digital evidence, cybercrime and cyber security, recent amendments in laws related to crime against women and behavioural techniques in dealing with victims and complainants of crime against women. Altogether, 48 women Police personnel are expected to benefit from this training programme.