‘Nepal Police needs fine polishing’

Kathmandu, August 15

Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam today said that the role of Nepal Police would be vital in tackling security challenges faced by the country when it is in the final stage of promulgating the new constitution.

Addressing the concluding function of a training on Senior Management Development Programme at National Police Academy, Maharajgunj, he directed Nepal Police to prevent and act on security threats in a professional and responsible manner, while protecting human rights. “Service personnel should always focus on positive work that complements the future of their organisation,” he said.

Home Minister Gautam also said that officials of Nepal Police need specialised training as they are the first government agency to hear public complaints and grievances. He directed Nepal Police to conduct such training in the future for enhancing performance and efficiency of law enforcement officers. “Such specialised training are highly critical for personality and capacity development of police personnel,” he added.

Gautam stressed the need to make Nepal Police capable of delivering SAARC-level services by utilising the know-how and skills learned from the specialised training in working areas.

Home Secretary Surya Prasad Silwal directed trainee police officials to share the knowledge received from the training with others. He said that MoHA was ready to provide all necessary training to police personnel.

Inspector General of Nepal Police Upendra Kant Aryal said police officials were provided training in subjects related to professional, spiritual and awareness-based knowledge. “As Nepal Police is a reflection of society, the training has made them capable of working in association with society,” he informed.