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Education & training proposals in India

This brief article identifies proposals being considered in India to raise education and training requirements for senior police positions, officer-level entry schemes, and constables. The current national government has expressed the intention to emphasize performance over seniority when making assignments … Continue reading

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Fewer chases in Delhi

This article reports a significant decline in traffic chases in Delhi, with more focus on police and bystander safety and on identifying the offender for later prosecution. In contrast to the U.S., these are generally motorbike chasing motorbike incidents that … Continue reading

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Beat policing revived in Bengaluru

This article reports that beat policing will be revived and intensified in Bengaluru, a city in India with over 8 million residents. “The beat constables will have to serve as a nodal point of contact between the local residents and … Continue reading

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Training gaps in India

Police hiring in India outstrips training capacity, resulting in about 20% not receiving basic training, according to the country’s Bureau of Police Research and Development. Ongoing training is also insufficient — on average, police get update training once in 18 … Continue reading

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In-custody deaths in India

This report from Human Rights Watch documents 17 cases of deaths in police custody in India and concludes that the government has failed to implement accountability mechanisms, resulting in impunity for responsible officials. According to one advocate, “The police as an … Continue reading

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Reforms delayed in India

This column notes a lack of progress in India despite its Supreme Court issuing seven police reform directives in 2006 and establishing a committee to monitor implementation in 2008. Blame is placed on the country’s state governments which bear most … Continue reading

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Stress relief in Mumbai

This article reports that several police stations in Mumbai have switched from 12-hour shifts to 8-hour shifts with positive results for employees. Considering overtime and commuting time, the 12-hour work days often became 16 hours or longer, leading to fatigue, … Continue reading

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