Kerala police to have helicopter soon
Kochi: In order to upgrade the efficiency of police force in Kerala, helicopter facility will soon be provided to them. DGP Loknath Behera announced the plan while inaugurating a seminar on ‘Post flood Kerala and Rebuilding of new Kerala’ organised by Kerala Police Officers Association (KPOA) here on Friday.
“Police force have to be more vigilant to face any disaster at any time. The deluge taught us the lesson to stay alert always,” said DGP.
Police, in a joint effort with public and volunteers, rescued over 6 lakh people during the floods. Police officials had never recieved any training for disaster management. There were no necessary arrangements to manage the deluge. Still, the entire police force was ready to act by risking their lives,” he noted.
He announced that more equipment will be purchased for 100 police stations in disaster prone areas. There are some police stations which even lack essential equipment like torch.
National Disaster Management Force personnel will provide 15 days long training to police in disaster management. People who reside in disaster prone areas will be included in the training session.
DGP has requested the government to award medals to police personnel who took remarkable effort during rescue operation during the floods.