Shillong, Apr 6: Five hundred and seventy eight trainee officers in the rank of Sub Inspectors of Police, including 178 lady trainee officers, belonging to Assam Police have passed out of North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) on successful completion of 50th batch of basic course.
This is the largest ever batch in the history of NEPA since its inception in the year 1978. The Dikshant Parade (Passing out Parade) was held at the Parade Ground of the Academy Campus at Umsaw Village, Ri-Bhoi District on Wednesday.
Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, reviewed the parade and commissioned these officers into active policing.
These trainees, who have passed out from NEPA, came from different backgrounds and were once ordinary citizens. With many months of gruelling training, they have acquired the knowledge and competence and became professionally skilled officers. They have developed the skill and right attitude to serve the society while observing the dignity of human rights. These officers have received adequate training to perform in any kind of environment with confidence.
Sarma, in his address, congratulated the young officers and distributed the Trophies & Medals awarded to the trainees for their individual performance during the training period.
Cadet Sub Inspector Baharul Islam, who commanded the parade, was awarded with the Governor of Meghalaya ‘Sword of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal, for being the all round best cadet.
Cadet Sub Inspector Noor Neha Begum was awarded with the Chief Minister Meghalaya ‘Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal’ for being best cadet in indoor subjects, while Cadet Sub Inspector Biplab Gohain received the Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh ‘Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal for being the best cadet in outdoor subjects. The B R Lall Academy Trophy & NEPA Silver Medal for exemplary conduct was bagged by Cadet Sub Inspector Mritunjoy Singha.
These officers were trained on a well researched module approved by Bureau of Police Research & Development. The training curriculum of Basic Course is broadly divided into Indoor and Outdoor Subjects. The indoor syllabus comprises of three broad categories i.e. Police Science, Legal Studies, and Social Science. The outdoor syllabus includes Drill, Weapons Training, Physical Efficiency, Police Operations and Tactics.
In the year 2021 NEPA has conducted several offline courses and a total of 292 police personnel and trainees have participated.
Besides, the Academy also conducted 50 online courses / webinars in the year 2021, in which 1500 personnel have participated. This year in 2022 from January till date, NEPA has conducted 11 offline courses so far, where 278 police personnel and other officers have participated. Besides, the Academy has also conducted 9 online webinars and in-service courses and a total of 236 trainees have participated in these courses.
North Eastern Police Academy is one of its kind in the Country, under Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India. It is dedicated to impart training to the police personnel of the North Eastern States and also from across the country to safeguard the value of freedom – freedom from disorder, criminal acts and criminals. NEPA has done a remarkable service in bringing cohesiveness, professionalism, co-operation and uniformity among the State police forces of the N E Region.