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Nagaland police to launch elite task force

By Mirror Desk Updated: Feb 24, 2019 1:28 am
DGP Nagaland, T John Longkumer

Eastern Mirror Desk

Dimapur, Feb. 23: The Director General of Police (DGP) Nagaland, T John Longkumer on Saturday announced that the state’s police force would soon launch an ‘elite force’ called the Special Task Force (STF).

While informing that the state’s Home department has provided the “administrative approval,” the DGP said he has also approved the report submitted to him.

“Preparations have started. The STF will be given special training on weapon-handling and other useful tactics. They will be equipped with best weapons, equipments, and mobility. I will also request the government to provide special package for the STF,” the DGP said at the ‘Ceremonial Attestation Parade’ of the 55th batch of cadet havildar and recruit constables of NAP/IR Bn and HG & CD at the NAP training parade ground in Chümoukedima on Saturday.

Longkumer said that the STF would be given special training for 60 days. The DGP informed that the STF would function under the Nagaland police department; however, he was unwilling to reveal the places where the STF personnel will be deployed.

Longkumer mentioned that the launch of Tourist police in 2018 resulted in an ‘incident-free Hornbill Festival’ last year. He further mentioned that Nagaland is only the second state in the country to inaugurate and launch the ‘Emergency Response System’ in India.

“I am announcing the achievement with pride, but also with humility. It is God’s blessings; we must keep it up and work harder,” Longkumer said.

The DGP urged all police personnel to embody the message, contained in the  force’s motto.

The DGP said ‘security’ stands for providing security to all Naga citizens. “It is a blessed duty endowed by God to look after the well-being of our people. Let us do it with joy and pride,” Longkumer pointed out.

Speaking about ‘service,’ Longkumer encouraged the new recruits to work hard and not remain idle. “The initial years are critical in your career; use your opportunity well. You are starting a new chapter in your life. The hard work that you put in now will reflect throughout your career,” the DGP said. He shared that the aim was to  make Nagaland police into the best and the most credible police force in India.

Earlier, the commandant of NAPTC, Ben Longkumer, gave a brief report about the training, during which he stated that 376 personnel completed their training. The 376 trainees comprised of 368 recruit constables and 8 cadet havildars.

By Mirror Desk Updated: Feb 24, 2019 1:28:37 am