Month-long Police summer camp begins

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Police believes in continuity of efforts to promote friendly police ecology: IGP


Staff Reporter

A month-long police summer camp kicked off at police lines headquarters on Monday, aimed at reaching out to children, aged 4-14, of the federal capital through community policing.

It was stated by Islamabad police chief Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman while addressing at inauguration cere-mony of the camp.

The IGP said that the Islamabad Police believes in continuity of efforts to promote friendly police ecology.

In this regard, he pointed out that it had started a summer school back in 2002 to boost the public-friendly image of the police.

The school, he said, has been held every year since for the past 19 years.

The children from the age of four to 14 would par-ticipate in the 18th ICT Police summer school where classes and lectures have been arranged for them. IGP Rehman said that during the course, students would be taught to swim,

horse riding, martial arts, gymnastics, archery and obstacle crossing by trained instructors.
This year lectures included on self protection, and child protection.

The youngsters would be informed about the func-tioning of Islamabad safe city project and its bene-fits, he added.

Moreover, he said children would be provided pick and drop facility to ensure their maximum participa-tion from all major parts of the city.

The IGP said that students would be sensitised about basics of observing traffic laws and personal safety tips.

“Children are our next generation and good image of the police department in their minds is crucial for strengthening bonds while the friendly attitude of Islamabad police will be reflected during training in this Summer School,” he added.

Hence, one of the key objectives of the camp was to teach the children about the efforts police makes to keep the society safe and the important public coop-eration has in that combination.

He hoped that the summer school would continue to be held by successive police chiefs in the city with students of the city actively participating in it.

Parents of the children appreciated the capital police for arranging the programme and hoped that liaison of police with the public would be further enhanced in future to inculcate friendly police ecology in the city.

DIG headquarters, Kamran Aadil, AIG establish-ment, Dr Naveed Atif, SSP headquarters, Omer Khan and parents of Participating children were also present on the occasion.

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