PESHAWAR -  The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Policy Board Sunday acknowledged the services of lady police and approved the promotion of lady police to motivate more women to join police and improve management of the lady police force.

The first meeting of the Police Policy Board was held here at CPO Peshawar. The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani presided over the meeting. Additional Inspector Generals of Police Headquarters, Special Branch, Investigation, Elite Force, FRP, CCPO, DIG Headquarters, AIGs Establishment, Legal and Finance attended the meeting.

It may be recalled that police policy board was recently constituted as a police think tank which will deliberate on major policy decisions for the enhancement of police performance. During the meeting various issues were discussed thoroughly and certain decisions were taken in this connection.

The board acknowledged the services of lady police and observed that promotion of them will not only motivate more women to join police but will also improve management of lady constables and it was decided that one lady constable will be promoted as head constable against 10 post of lady constables and one lady Head Constable will be promoted as ASI against 30 posts of lady Constables. Once promoted as ASI the name of the lady police officer will be brought at normal police promotion list.

It was also decided in the board meeting that all lower course passed constables and new probationer ASI will compulsory undergo Elite training and their further promotion will be compulsory linked with their one year service/ stay in the Elite force.

The board also discussed the issue of cadre change within the department and it was decided that no cadre change of police officers will take police between the technical staff, executive police, Information Technology (IT) staff, ministerial staff and legal staff till further order. If someone wants to change its cadre they will to appear in competitive examination for this purpose. These decisions of the board will come into force with immediate effect.