Cuttack: Odisha DGP Dr RP Sharma today inaugurated the 65th edition of Odisha Police Duty Meet, 2017 at Reserve Police Ground in Cuttack where he received the ceremonial salute in a colourful parade organized exclusively for the purpose.
Speaking on the occasion, DGP Sharma said, “Criminal investigation is an important function of police. Traditional method of investigation has lost its importance and value. With the change of time, many new and complex crimes are being committed. Cyber Crime, organized crimes and economic offences are challenges to the police. We have to upgrade our professional skill and knowledge to match the changing time. We have to adopt scientific methods of investigation to solve the complex criminal problems” he said.
As many as 187 competitors and 21 K-9 (dogs) from 37 police district units participated in the mega event. Out of this there were 40 inspectors, 48 sub-inspectors, 43 ASI’s and 56 constables participated in different events of the Duty Meet.
The Duty Meet which is scheduled to be held for three days will witness competitions in varied policing subjects like observation and police portrait, scientific aid to investigation, medico legal test, finger print identification, lifting-packing and forwarding of exhibit, photography, DNA finger printing, technical surveillance, cyber crimes, laws & rules and computer awareness test.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will be the chief guest in the valedictory function on September 18.