GUWAHATI, April 17: With an objective of improving police functioning right from the grassroots, the North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) at Umiam (Borapani) is all set to launch its maiden one-year training of newly-recruited Sub Inspectors of Assam Police. Not only the period of training, but the size of the contingent of trainees – 597 Sub-inspectors – is the biggest from neighbouring Assam so far. Recruited in February, just ahead of announcement of the model code of conduct in the neighbouring state, the SIs have already started reporting for the training at NEPA. The process reporting that started on Saturday will go on till April 18 before the start of the one-year training on April 22. Earlier, the training was scheduled to start from April 1, but had to be postponed due to the elections in Assam.
As part of an ongoing process, the NEPA recently conducted training for newly-recruited and promoted DSPs of Assam Police. “We have made all preparations to host the huge contingent for the one-year training,” said Deepak Kumar, director of NEPA. Notably, NEPA, one of the premier police training institutes in the country and biggest in the North-east, facilitates modern technology and latest knowhow on policing besides imparting lessons on various behavioural aspects to the trainees. Meanwhile, it has been made mandatory for all trainees to conduct RT-PCR tests before entering NEPA as per Covid guidelines issued by the Health department of Meghalaya Government.