August 1, 2021

State to overhaul police training to stop hi-tech crimes: Bommai

Police training in the State will soon be overhauled to help officers adopt modern technologies to prevent hi-tech crimes, said Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday.

He told reporters in Mysuru that cybercrimes and economic offences are on the rise, posing a serious threat. The officers need to become tech-savvy and speedily crackdown on cybercrimes.

The existing modules at the training academies need to be modernised, comprising topics on new-age technologies for foiling economic offences that are now posing as a greater challenge.

Mr. Bommai, who was in Mysuru to participate in the passing out parade at Karnataka Police Academy here, said the ADGP (Training) had been asked to engage experts for reforming the police training modules that focuses on new-age crimes and methods to thwart them.

A report from the expert committee will be submitted in three months, he added.


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