LAHORE - The Punjab police have launched a full-fledged programme to impart state-of-the-art training to help investigators track-down criminals by using modern technology and expertise rather than relying on typical tools.
“For this purpose, various training sessions were conducted in all districts of the Punjab province. All the policemen from the rank SP to IO (investigation officer) were given training about the latest investigation techniques,” a police spokesperson said on Monday. The training programme had been launched across the province simultaneously as per the vision of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khan Baig. It would surely help improve the functioning of the investigation wing of the Punjab police.
The training course included how to secure crime scene, separate witnesses, scan scene, secure photographs of crime scene, search evidences, secure collective evidences, arrange DNA tests, polygraph tests, CCTV footages, and collection of evidences from the crime scene as well.
The police spokesperson further informed that the new training plan was part of the Punjab government’s efforts to enhance the professional capability of the country’s largest law enforcing agency. All the districts police officers (DPOs), SPs, DSPs, SHOs and IOs directed to participate in the training session.
Without modern technology and proper utilization of Punjab Forensic Science Agency for investigation, the Punjab police were unable to unearth the criminals, who use modern weapons in addition to adopting new methods of crimes.
Experts and professionals from various departments also delivered lectures during the training sessions to teach the cops about the importance of preserving crime scene, collecting first-hand information and evidences from the scene of the tragedy by using modern technology with the help of forensic specialists.