Lanong urges police trainees to be peace makers

SHILLONG, Dec 15 – Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Bindo M Lanong today urged newly-inducted police officers to uphold the law of the land without any bias and try being peacemakers.

Addressing the passing out parade at the North East Police Academy near here, he said, the authority that the officers would have now must be used judiciously for the benefit of the general public.

Altogether 96 police officers were inducted in the police force. These officers would be deputed to their respective States in the North East. Thirty-two passed out as DSPs, 56 Sub-Inspectors and eight Assistant Sub-Inspectors.

Calling the officers “peacemakers,” Lanong said they should try to “be friends and guides of the people” of the State where they would serve.

Director of the Academy, Anil Kumar Mathur said women trying to get into the police force are an encouraging sign in the male- dominated profession.

“We expect more women joining the police force as it would give new impetus when it comes to handling issues relating to women,” he added.

Some of the inducted female police officers said they would try giving justice to women in their respective States with their newly acquired skills at the academy.

Thungrhoni Kikon was honoured with the Governor of Meghalaya “Sword of Honour” for being the all-round best DSP.