PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief Dr Sanaullah Abbasi has directed to chalk out an online police training programme for the officials during the coronavirus pandemic.
It will be the first online training programme of its kind in the police history of Pakistan.
The directives were issued to the Regional Police Officers (RPOs), principals of police training schools and directors of specialised police training schools throughout the province in an online video conference held at CPO Peshawar on Monday.
According to a statement, during the conference different ways and means were discussed for imparting phase-wise online training in police training schools to the force jawans during Covid-19 pandemic.
As per the first concept, coronavirus test would be mandatory for the jawans nominated for any kind of training. Those having negative test will be called for practical training in the training schools where they will undergo different phases of the said training as per Standard Operating Procedure issued by the government by observing social distancing in classrooms.
The guest speakers/instructors will give lectures to the trainees with the mobile app accordingly. In this connection number of participants, duration of the training and requirements of online training were also reviewed.
As per the second concept, providing online training to the police officials through mobile app at their homes also came under discussion. In this case the confronting problems and challenges such as non-availability of mobile services and internet facilities in some places were also discussed.
Published in Dawn, June 2nd, 2020