61 police officers graduates from North Eastern Police Academy

Shillong, Aug 27: A total of 61 police officers graduated from the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA).

The Dikshant Parade (Passing out Parade) of 48th Batch Basic Course trainees, was held at the Parade Ground of the Academy Campus at Umsaw Village, Ri-Bhoi District, on Friday.

The 48th Basic Course, which commenced their training on September 14, 2020, comprise 16 Deputy Superintendents of Police from Arunachal Pradesh, 10 Deputy Superintendents of Police from Tripura, five Sub Inspectors from Manipur, 10 Sub Inspectors from Sikkim and 20 Sub Inspectors from Meghalaya Home Guards & Civil Defence.

Of the 61 officers, who passed out, 12 were lady trainee officers. These trainees underwent a very well researched and planned basic training.

As per basic training module these trainees were trained in indoor subjects, namely, Police Science, Legal Studies and Social Science and in the outdoor, training was imparted on Drill, Weapons Training, Physical Efficiency, Police Operations and Tactics.

Besides, the trainees underwent training on Horse Riding, Swimming, First Aid and Motor Vehicle Driving.

A short module on Jungle Camp was also organised where they carried out Cordon and Search Operations, Ambush and Counter Ambush, Raid, seizure etc.

Besides, the trainees were given opportunities to have interaction with prominent guest faculty in policing and related matters.

Besides successful completion of Basic training, the trainees of 48th Basic Course also have successfully obtained Post Graduate Diploma in “Police Administration and Investigation” from Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur.

In a bid to build a well-rounded personality and promote camaraderie, team spirit and sportsmanship, the trainees were encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities through various clubs like Extempore and Debate club, Quiz Club, Sports Club, Social Service Club, Literary Club and IT Club.

During the training period, the trainees were encouraged to lead a rich, varied and vibrant campus life extending beyond the confines of lecture halls.

At present two batches namely, 49th batch with 46 and 50th batch with 581 trainee officers are undergoing basic training at NEPA.

As in previous years, many in-service courses were planned to be conducted this year, however, due to Covid 19 pandemic, one Pre-promotion Cadre Course with 104 trainees could only conducted so far.

As the Academy is committed to train more and more police officers, 19 Webinars for 507 officers and seven Online Courses for 301 officers were also organised during the current year.

Rishi Longdo, Dy., SP of Arunachal Pradesh Police was the Parade Commander of the Passing out Parade.

Deepak Kumar, Director, NEPA, reviewed the parade.

Kumar, congratulated the young officers for successfully completing their one-year training programme and displaying excellent parade.

He recalled that these trainees had to face first and second wave of COVID-19 challenges.

He appreciated the efforts of indoor faculty and outdoor trainers for imparting highly professional training.

The NEPA Director in his address expressed inability to invite the parents of trainees who are passing out today due to COVID-19 pandemic.

He urged upon the trainee officers to continue the dedication shown during their training and during parade and serve the nation with commitment and integrity once they take up active policing in their respective states.

Kumar also underlined the untiring and persistent efforts rendered by the officers and men of the Academy by which NEPA has reached to its present level of excellence.

Later he distributed the Trophies & Medals to award winning trainees for their remarkable performance during the training period.

Rishi Longdo, Dy SP of Arunachal Pradesh Police was bestowed with The Governor of Meghalaya Sword of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal for All Round Best Probationer.

Shuvam Nongrum of Meghalaya Home Guards & Civil Defence was bestowed with The Governor of Meghalaya Sword of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal for All Round Best SI Cadet.

Samudra Debbarma, Dy., SP of Tripura Police and Palmula Bhutia, SI of Sikkim Police were bestowed with The Chief Minister Meghalaya Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal for Best Indoor Probationer and Best Indoor Cadet.

Paul Jerang, Dy. SP of Arunachal Pradesh Police and Shuvam Nongrum of Meghalaya Home Guards & Civil Defence were bestowed with The Chief Minister Arunachal Pradesh Baton of Honour & NEPA Silver Medal for Best Outdoor Probationer and Best Outdoor Cadet.

For Exemplary Conduct, Debanjali Ray of Tripura Police and Kunal Mohora of Sikkim Police were the recipients of B R Lall Academy Running Trophy and NEPA Silver Medal.

Shuvam Nongrum of Meghalaya Home Guards & Civil Defence was adjudged as Best Sportsman and Ms Sengsalyne Sengatchi Ch. Marak of Meghalaya Home Guards & Civil Defence was adjudged as Best Sportswoman and awarded Academy Running Trophy.