Students of 40 Odisha schools become police cadets


Bhubaneswar: Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Asit Tripathy on Thursday launched the student police cadet (SPC) programme at the Unit-III Capital High School here. The programme was introduced in 40 schools across the State.

Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Rajendra Prasad Sharma was also present. The facility, comprising 44 students in each cadet, including 22 girls, is aimed at imparting knowledge to the students on discipline, character and the duties of police.

The students of Class VIII and IX have been selected in each school for the project. The programme was aimed at making students responsible citizens by inculcating values of respect to the elderly, discipline, social responsibility and through police-student interaction.

The DGP said that the programme will definitely go a long way in helping people know police better.

“Was the Chief Guest during the launch of #Student Police Cadet program. Students were looking visibly happy after putting on the khaki. Will definitely go a long way in helping people know #Police better through these #SPC. Wishing them the best for future,” tweeted the DGP after the inaugural function.

Besides, the initiative will provide a healthy interface between schools and police and inculcate in the students the aspects of public safety, discipline, patience, tolerance, empathy, respect of senior citizens, social harmony, traffic sense and a corruption-free environment.

Meanwhile, the selected schools have been provided with required uniform clothing and other materials for students to start the programme.

A standardised course has also been developed for this scheme and the soft and hard copy of the course booklet have already been supplied to the SPs for delivery to the Headmasters/Principals of the concerned schools.

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