Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the police force to behave friendly with the people whenever they are in danger.
“Prepare to be a friend of the people, you should dedicate yourselves to serving the people” the Prime Minister said while delivering speech at the passing out of a mandatory one-year probationary training of the BCS police officers.
The passing out parade took place at Bangladesh Police Academy in Sardah of Rajshahi.
She said she believes the new officers will engage in ensuring overall welfare of the country with their acquired knowledge, discipline, professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
Recalling the first passing out parade of Bangladesh Police that was reviewed by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on May 9, in 1972, she said that Bangabandhu had developed the police force likewise other organizations of the country.
“You are the police of an independent country. You are not the police of foreign ruler, but police of the people. Your duty is to serve the people, love the people and help the people in their bad days,” Hasina quoted Bangabandhu as saying.
The government has already introduced ‘999’ emergency service and people are getting required help from the police after calling over the phone, she said, adding, “You should do such works regularly.”
Referring to the recruitment of 10,000 police constables, Hasina said the process of recruitment was corruption free and called the police department to carry on the practice to gain people’s confidence and trust in them.
The Prime Minister recalled the police’s contribution in the 1971 war and asked the newly indicted officers to uphold the glorious role of Bangladesh Police personnel during the liberation war in line with their predecessors with patriotism, professionalism and unbound bravery.
Hasina said the government is continuously implementing various development programmes for the police alongside providing them with facilities such as accommodation, ration, treatment, logistics, vehicles and trainings.
The Prime Minister was received by Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary and Principal of the Bangladesh Police Academy Mohammad Najibur Rahman.
She was given a guard of honour by a smartly turned out police contingent. She took salute, reviewed the parade by riding on an open jeep and distributed medals among the best probationary officers.
A total of 117 Assistant Superintendent of Police, including 17 female ones, took part in the training. Among the trainees, Md Khairul Kabir received the award of “Best Shooter”, while Md Abdullah-Al-Mamun of “Best Field Performer”, Md Salahuddin, of “Best Horsemanship”, Saiful Islam Khan of “Best Academic” and Md Salahuddin of “Best Probationer.”