The first batch of the Student Police Cadets with a total strength of 264 students successfully completed training. On this occasion, a passing out parade was held at the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate. Speaking at the event, Cyberabad Police Commissioner V C Sajjanar said the Student Cadets should stand as an example for children and youngsters in the society. They should uphold democratic values, he said.
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On the lines of the Kerala Police, who started student cadets in 2010, that helped in building a healthy interface between the police and schools, the Cyberabad Police inaugurated the first batch of SPC
All the cadets belong to the Government High Schools from Miyapur, Shivrampally, and Mailardevpally. Student Cadet, a community policing initiative which was launched two years ago is meant to unlock the spirit in the youth and children to create a healthy and thinking society in the future. The project involved indoor and outdoor training to students of Classes 8 and 9. The Police and the Education department together handled the training.
Officials said the SPC programme aimed to provide a healthy interface between schools and police and help inculcate among students aspects of public safety, discipline, patience, tolerance, empathy, respect of senior citizens, social harmony, traffic sense, and a corruption-free environment.
Senior officials of Cyberabad said that the two-year programme would help unlock the spirit of the students and build a healthy society.
Cyberabad commissioner V.C. Sajjanar said that the two-year programme involving indoor and outdoor training for students of Class VIII and Class IX would take place at the government Zilla Parishad High Schools by the police and also the education department. They would be trained to respect the law, practice discipline and develop empathy for vulnerable sections of the society.
“The programme strengthens the commitment of students towards family, community and the environment enabling them to resist negative tendencies such as substance abuse, deviant behavior, intolerance, and other social evils. It will also help students inculcate aspects of public safety, discipline, patience, social harmony, respect for senior citizens, traffic sense and a corruption-free environment,” said Sajjanar.