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Monday, January 30 2023

60th All-India Police Duty Meet kicks off in Mysuru

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Mysuru: The 60th All-India Police Duty meet kicked off at Karnataka Police Academy here on Monday. Police personnel from 25 states and central armed police forces are participating in the five-day event that enables police forces to showcase their technical and professional dexterity in the field of investigation and security.

A total of 1,250 personnel will compete in six events that include anti-sabotage check, computer awareness, police dog competition, police photography, police videography and scientific aids to investigation. The competitions are aimed at testing the police personnel’s capabilities in discharging their duties in the changing crime scenario. The competitions are open only to police personnel of the rank of Inspector of Police and below.

Apart from police personnel from different States and Union Territories, even personnel representing different security agencies, including BSF, CRPF, CISF, ITBP, NSG, RPF, and Indo Tibetan Border Police forces are participating in the meet. Karnataka team with 90-member is also participating in the competitions. All India Police Duty Meet is being held since 1953; Karnataka so for organized the event on five occasion; 1961, 1981, 1993, 2002, and 2009. But this is for the first time it is being held outside Bengaluru and for the first time in Mysuru.

140 police dogs are part of the meet

A total of 140 Police Dogs are part of the meet which will be taking part in various competitions including obedience test, refusal of food, seek or find among others. The Dogs trained in narcotics, explosive and tracking will participate in competitions such as vehicle search, tracking test, building search, ground search, scent discrimination, human body search, luggage search and others.

Governor Vajubhai Vala inaugurated the event while Home Minister G. Parameshwara presided over the function. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will attend the valedictory on December 23 and will also give away the Prime Minister’s Life Saving Medals to about 13 awardees.

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