IGP KP Mr.Salahuddin Khan Mehsud, has sent a letter to Provincial Home and tribal Affairs department for equipping and training of local police in response to catastrophic disasters for saving lives.
The Inspector of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsud has sent a letter to Provincial Home and tribal Affairs department for equipping and training of local police in response to catastrophic disasters for saving lives.
According to details the letter sent to provincial government from CPO reads that "Over the past decade or so, traditional Police responsibilities have expanded tremendously especially with regard to natural calamities or human disasters that highlight the need for preparation of, and coordination amongst relevant agencies.
The letter further stated that due to its mobility and manpower within police station area of any district the local police is most often the first responder to instances of accidents and natural disasters. Hence, in addition to typical police training in crime scene management, it is imperative for police officers to be equipped with, and trained in response to catastrophic disasters for saving lives. Not only will this immensely bolster the efforts of rescue and relief but also battle against time which becomes extremely challenging with delayed arrivals of necessary equipment and trained personnel.
In order to effect the execution of first responder's role, it is important to enhance the capacity of Provincial Police in that regard. The requisite tangibles for this responsibility comprise necessary training and equipment which may be extended through the expertise of Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)." the letter concluded.