Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that police stations in the State will be upgraded to smart police stations in a phased manner to make the forces adapt to evolving technologies in the face of the changing nature of crime.
When Sonowal was honouring 10 police personnel with the Chief Minister’s medal at Assam Police Day celebrations held at the 4th APBN headquarters at Kahilipara, Guwahati, he said Assam Police should aim at being the best in the country. He urged them to set an example for the youth.
‘The society is facing new challenges in modern times and the police force will have to adapt. A smart police force is the order of the day and technology will be able to help the police to efficiently tackle law and order problems,’ said Sonowal.
He also said that the Government is aware of the various problems faced by the police force and they will all be addressed in a phased manner. The Government is planning various reform activities for the police force and a memorial honouring the sacrifices of the police personnel will also be constructed soon.
‘To make a corruption- and crime-free society, Assam Police will need to be proactive and work towards retaining the people’s faith,’ said Sonowal.
At the event, the Chief Minister also released of two e-books about arms and weapons for Assam Police, Sonowal said these e-books will be immensely helpful for the police personnel to obtain knowledge about usage and maintenance of various arms through the digital medium.