PESHAWAR - The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police have decided to revise the recruits' training course for their fresh recruited constables.

The decision to revise the content of recruits training course was taken in a meeting held in the office of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkwa Nasir Khan which was attended by the Additional IG HQRs, Commandant PTC Hangu, DIG Training and DIG HQRs.

Speaking on the occasion, IG Nasir Khan Durrani said that the decision to revise the recruits training course for the constables has been taken with a view to introduce modern physical and academic training modules so as to enhance the capacity of KP police.

The IG said that the new training modules would help bring the KP police at par with modern police forces and perform the multi-dimensional roles as per the expectations of the citizenry.

According to sources, a number of changes will be introduced in the physical and academic component of the recruits training course which will shortly be held for the fresh selected constables at Police Training College Hangu.

From now onwards, in addition to the conventional physical training of parade, the recruits will be given training in swimming, martial arts and unarmed combat.

Likewise, the recruits will also be given special training for carrying out rescue operations in natural calamities, public disorder management and stop & search operations. The need to introduce these changes was felt in view of the expectations of the public from police during natural calamities like floods & earth quakes, law & order situations and agitations and numerous other unprecedented challenges faced by the provincial police force.

Similarly, on the academic side of recruit training a number of changes have been introduced with a view to sensitise and equip the police to perform its functions including the fight against terrorism in a professional, scientific and public friendly manner.