Director General of Police (DGP), Rupin Sharma on Tuesday asked the police officers to raise the professional standards of policing in view of the number of increasing crime rates in the state. Speaking as special guest at the 51st General Conference of the Nagaland Police Service Association (NPSA) at the Rhododendron Hall, Police Complex, Chumukedima, Sharma said despite increase in population, economic offences, vehicles theft and new cases of crimes, the total number of cases registered annually remained the same.
He therefore suggested the need of the NPS officers to make Nagaland Police and professionalism as their primary identity.
He also said that increase in case registration should not be seen as a breakdown of law and order but, greater public trust on the police.
Sharma also commented Nagaland Police personnel for their stellar image of professionalism while performing duties outside the State, but the same has not been maintained while performing duties within the State.
He further reminded the police officers that they were the “skeleton of the Nagaland Police”, and encouraged them to study and deliberate how Nagaland Police can improve through NPSA platform.
He also spoke on various issues of the police administration and matters relating to the welfare of the subordinates.
Delivering presidential address, NPSA president, Teisovise Metha highlighted the important role played by the NPS officers in the governance of the State. He also spoke on the various issues plaguing the NPS cadre and the serious problem of stagnation in the career progression of the officers leading to low morale and motivations.
At the Business Session, commissioner of police Dimapur, Kevithuho Sophie shared his experiences and encouraged the young police officers the need to respect their cadre service. He also encouraged the officers to approach the changing times by changing the way of policing and, the need for more proactive policing; importance to cybercrimes and also, correct on the use of social media platforms by members of the police department.
The house also discussed on various agendas and used the occasion as an opportunity of self-appraisal and self- introspection of the member Officers.
Meanwhile, a new team of officer bearers of the NPSA for a term of two years has been constituted with Khrodi Rhetso as president, Joseph Thongliu as vice president, Relo T Aye as general secretary, Tiajungla Ao, Manom Wallim and P. Philip Yanthan as joint secretaries and Ben Longkmer as treasurer.
Earlier, the inaugural session was chaired by NPSA general secretary, Shouka Kakheto and general secretary of NPSA and executive secretary NPBCA, Rev. Dr. Hukashe Zhimomi invoked the session with a prayer. The session concluded with vote of thanks by NPSA vice president, Limaakum T Jamir.