United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has provided e-Learning curricula to Sahiwal Police to enhance core policing and law enforcement skills of its officers along international standards. The e-Learning curricula has been provided to Regional Training Centre (Police) Sahiwal. Sahiwal Regional Training Centre was established in April 2017 to deliver on-job training and various capacity building programmes to police officers of various ranks from the region.
In collaboration with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Punjab Police has established an e-Learning centre to address training needs of Sahiwal Regional Police in specialized areas such as Drugs related crimes, human trafficking & migrants smuggling, awareness and preservation of digital evidences, crime scene investigation and criminal intelligence etc. Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sahiwal, Muhammad Tariq Chohan along with UNODC Country Representative Pakistan, Mr. Cesar Guedes on Monday jointly inaugurated newly established e-Learning centre which was also attended by UNODC’s Criminal Justice Programme Advisor, Ms. Jouhaida Hanano and other programme staff.
Under the UNODC’s Pakistan Country Programme initiative, the UNODC with support from its international partners assisted the government of Pakistan in implementing its policy priorities in areas of criminal justice system, drug control and border management and drug demand reduction. In his comments, RPO Sahiwal said the Punjab Police had developed additional training institutions at regional level to address training needs of field and operational force of Police at front line, who deal with and act as the first responder to crimes.
Sahiwal Regional Training Centre is being equipped with essential training facilities, utilizing modern tools and methods for on-job training of police officers in specialized crime’ areas. UNODC’s e-Learning platform would complement the traditional training methods and mock scene exercises, as it provides a wide range of training courses related to crimes which are interactive, self-paced, more engaging and easy to comprehend. UNODC Country Representative Pakistan in his remarks praised Punjab Police for all efforts to raise the competency, professionalism and field effectiveness of its force through resourcing training institutions. Mr. Guedes, remembering the great sacrifices offered by Pakistani law enforcement agencies to protect citizens’ lives and their rights, stressed on need to undertake more concerted and joint efforts to raise capacity of the country’s law enforcement adequately, in order to prepare a tougher response against all forms of crimes and terrorism.—APP