Training workshop on ‘Strategic Communication’ for police officers

The training workshop on ‘Strategic Communication’ aimed at building capacity of police officers in engaging with media persons during any crisis situation concluded here at National Police Academy (NPA) on Wednesday. The two-day workshop was arranged by Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, National History and National Heritage. The training module included interactive discussions and mock exercises to replicate the real time situation. The trainers focused upon inculcating communication techniques among the participants which would help them in building bridge and confidence among law enforcement agencies and the media.
They emphasized upon the fact that dissemination of credible information helps to reduce speculations as well as panic among people. They highlighted that better understanding and professional engagement with the media was essential to minimize the negative impact of any crisis.
Talking to APP, Assistant Superintendent of Police Slaeem Shah said it was the best part of their training to interact with media and they had learnt a lot from it, which would be helpful for them in their professional life.—APP

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