Hyderabad: Policemen from war-torn Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Tunisia are all set to be trained at the RBVRR Telangana State Police Academy (TSPA) in various aspects of policing including VIP security and cyber crime.
This will be the first state police academy in the country to start courses for policemen from these five countries.
“We had written to the government of India to start these courses for the five countries and they have given us the acceptance. The Centre will soon be writing to the respective countries and invite policemen to undergo the courses in our academy which has state-of-the-art facilities,” Additional Director General of Police and TSPA director Santosh Mehra told Deccan Chronicle.
According to him, the courses offered for the foreign policemen includes VIP security, cyber crime and economic offences, law and order, traffic management. The Centre had sought information about the syllabus, modules and the expenditure, in terms of faculty, accommodation etc, which was promptly sent to them after which it accepted the proposal.
“There are different courses and it all depends on the duration of the course and the number of participants,” Mr Mehra, an IPS officer of the 1987 batch, said.
Spread over 148 acres and surrounded by lush green hillocks near Himayatsagar, the TSPA has recently revised its syllabus and started a fully-equipped IT and cyber crime cell at a cost of Rs 3 crore besides sprucing up International Officers Mess, where accommodation can be provided to the foreign policemen.
“Right from station house management to forensic science, cyber crime, VIP security, law and order — we now have revised syllabus and study material which will be beneficial for our men as well as those arriving here from other countries. It will enable them to serve the community in consonance with law, understanding its expectation and respecting the rights of the people,” the director added....