STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT A Community Development Initiative of Government of Kerala
The SPC Project is a school-basedTraining-oriented initiative whichseeks to mould a responsible youthfor a vigilant, peaceful and value-based society, for whom disciplineand abiding by law is a way oflife..
GENESIS OF SPC PROJECT “Janakeeyam 2006”, a community-level initiative by Kochi City Police involving high school students Formation of pilot student police groups in few schools in Alappuzha and Ernakulam Districts Constitution of high-level committee comprising Home Secretary, Education Secretary, State Police Chief, etc.
GENESIS OF SPC PROJECT (contd) Submission of proposal by high-level Committee to Government for implementation of statewide school- based project Based on this report, Government of Kerala issued GO (P) 121/2010/Home dated 29-05-2010, thereby launching the Student Police Cadet project.
Inauguration of SPC Project: August 02, 2010, Kozhikode
SPC PROJECT IMPLEMENTATIONThe SPC Project in Kerala is beingImplemented jointly by the Departments ofHome and Education, with support fromDepartments of Local Self Government,Transport, Excise and Forest.
CURRENT STATUS…As of January 2012, the SPC project isoperational in 127 high schools/highersecondary schools across Kerala, with about12,000 students, both boys and girls, enrolledas Cadets and more than 250 teachers trained asschool-level Community Police Officers (CPOs).
THE VISION…A humane and just community where citizensrespect and follow the Law voluntarily,practice responsible behaviour, empathisewith weaker sections of society, participate intackling community issues and resist threatsto the environment.
MISSION OF SPC PROJECTTo unlock the potentialof our youth and makethem capable ofbecoming nationalleaders with globalvision guided byhumanitarian values.
OBJECTIVES OF SPC PROJECT To mould a responsible youth for a vigilant, peaceful and value-based society, for whom discipline and abiding by law is a way of life Inculcating civic sense, readiness of service and love of fellow human beings among students Awakening the dormant policeman in everyone.
OBJECTIVES OF SPC PROJECT Enable students to work with police in improving internal security, spreading legal awareness, maintaining law & order, assisting in traffic control etc. Promote among students love of nature, awareness regarding environmental protection and readiness to be active in managing disasters.
OBJECTIVES OF SPC PROJECT Develop in students secular outlook, spirit of enquiry, the power of observation, leadership and love of adventure Develop virtues of Punctuality, Obedience, Large- heartedness, Inclusiveness, Courage and Effectiveness (POLICE).
National Relevance… The objectives of the SPC project are synchronous with Government of India’s National Youth Policy, which aims at motivating youth of today to participate in the exciting and tremendous task of National Development.
ATTITUDINAL CHANGECultivation of positive qualities in students willmake such youngsters available for futurerecruitment into the uniformed services,including police, bringing about , in the long run,a healthy change in the service deliverycapability and community perception of theseforces.
SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT The growth of a generation with a strong sense of social responsibility and inclusiveness will enable the evolution of a humanitarian society affording security, care and protection to the weak, elderly and infirm.
ECONOMIC GROWTHMore than 50% of India’s population is lessthan 25 yrs of age. As a result of their increasedself-confidence and risk-taking ability, thisgeneration will be well-positioned to discover orcreate new avenues of enterprise and economicactivity when they enter the economic workforcein future.
Coping with Technological Advances The SPC Project provides exposure and training to students in the latest Information & Communications Technology (ICT), thereby equipping them to cope with the fast-paced technological advances revolutionizing society today.
THE SPC MOTTO…“We learn to Serve” is themotto of SPC; in contrastto the present day norm“We learn to Earn”.
SCHOOL-LEVEL SPC UNIT High School: VIII & IX standard Higher Secondary Schools: +1 & +2 standard Two-year Training Period for each cadet First year cadets - Junior Cadet Second year cadets - Senior Cadet Two platoons of 22 students each. In co-ed schools, one platoon each of boys and girls
PROJECT FUNCTIONARIES STATE NODAL OFFICER (SNO) DISTRICT NODAL OFFICER (DNO) POLICE STUDENT LIAISON OFFICER (PSLC) DRILL INSTRUCTOR (DI) COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER (CPO)
STATE NODAL OFFICER (SNO) Specially designated police official responsible for project implementation throughout the state. Senior-most executive official of the SPC project.
DISTRICT NODAL OFFICER (DNO) Designation: Dy Superintendent of Police Responsible for project implementation in a District.
POLICE STUDENT LIAISON OFFICER Designation: Inspector of Police Responsible for training CPOs and SPCs, and monitoring the progress of SPCs in schools
DRILL INSTRUCTOR Designation: ASI / RASI / Sr CPO (HC)/ CPO (PC) Responsible for conducting physical training, parade etc. of SPCs in the school premises
COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER (TEACHER) Designation: Teacher in the respective school (2 per school, minimum one lady teacher) Responsible for coordination, supervision and implementation of the project in the school
SPC PROJECT ROLLOUT (school level) SELECTION OF SCHOOL SELECTION OF CADETS SELECTION OF COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICERS (Teachers) COMMENCEMENT OF TRAINING FOR CADETS
COMPONENTS OF TRAINING PROGRAMME Physical Training (Outdoor) Study Classes (Indoor ) Practical Training (Field Visits) Community Service Activities Mini Camps Annual District-level Summer Camp Annual State-level Summer Camp
Physical Training (Outdoor) At least one day per week of outdoor training classes 45 minutes physical training followed by 45 minutes parade At least one Route March/Cross Country in a month Training in martial arts such as Kalari, as alsoYoga Games according to the availability of time Total 60 hours per year (excluding vacation camps)
Study Classes (Indoor) Digital media Audio- visual presentations Police-related matters, important laws, Fundamentals of Indian Constitution, Community Policing, National Movements etc. Workshops on Personality Development and Leadership Interactions with eminent personalities Total 40 hours per year
Practical Training (Field Visits) Police Stations, Courts, Jails, and local Administrative offices Places of historical, cultural, and national importance Centers of science and technology Visits to Hospitals and Juvenile Homes Offices of Media organisations Industrial establishments
Community Service projects “MY TREE” Programme for Environmental Protection PAIN AND PALLIATIVE care activities “ROAD-SENSE” road safety project “BAN BADNESS” anti-narcotic and drugs project
MY TREE ProgrammeTree planting drivesVisits to nature resortsCleaning up plastic & non bio-degradable wasteat tourist spots such as Vagamon, Periyar TigerReserve, Wynad, etc
Pain & Palliative ActivitiesVisits to Juvenile HomesGroup visits to palliative care establishmentsCelebratory events at Old Age Homes.
Road-sense Road Safety programme Road safety awareness rallies Workshops on road safety in schools Contact programmes targeting auto, taxi and bus drivers Interaction sessions with victims of road accidents and their families
Ban Badness Anti-narcotic & drug project Community events against sale and use of narcotic substances Active work against substance abuse in schools and localities Awareness classes on the subject for their fellow students
MINI CAMPS 3-day mini-camps during Onam and Christmas vacations for junior and senior cadets (One camp must be a Nature camp)Location: Respective school / Nature Resorts
Annual District-level Summer Camp5-day district-level camp in each DistrictLocation: Selected School with facilities
STATE-LEVEL ADVISORY COMMITTEEChairman - State Police ChiefConvener - Education SecretaryMembers- DPI, Directors of HSE and VHSE, Heads of Forest, Excise, Transport, & Local Self Govt Depts, State Nodal Officer-SPC Project, NSS state liaison officer & NSS State Coordinator
DISTRICT-LEVEL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Patron - District Collector Chairman - District Police Chief Members- Deputy Directors under DPI, HSE & VHSE, Dist. Level officers from Depts. of Excise, Motor Vehicles, & Forest, District Nodal Officer – SPC Project & representatives of District Panchayaths / Corporation
SCHOOL-LEVEL ADVISORY COMMITTEEChairman - Principal/HeadmasterConvener - Circle Inspector / Sub-InspectorMembers - School P.T.A President, staff secretary, representatives from Depts of Education, Forest, Excise, Motor Vehicle & local Self-Govt
FINANCING THE SPC PROJECTPlan funds of Departments of Home, Education,Forest, Excise, Motor Vehicle and Local SelfGovt, as also: Road Safety Fund “Rashtreeya Madhyama Siksha AbhIyan” “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan”Janamaithri Suraksha Fund
SCHOOLSSchool premises and surroundings freed from sale andusage of tobacco & tobacco products, otherintoxicating substances and influence of antisocialelements.Schools made free from accident and trafficcongestion.Improvement in internal discipline.
SCHOOLSChildren with deviant behavior identified and broughtto the attention of teachers.Neat, clean and plastic free School Campus.Gardens of flowers, medicinal plants grown in someschools.Smooth and effective organizing of school levelfunctions.Improvement in overall academic performance.
STUDENTSImprovement in physical fitness, stamina and mentalendurance.Increased vigor, confidence, self discipline and moreresponsible behavior.Fearless and free interaction with police and betterunderstanding of functions and roles of police.
STUDENTSPositive attitude and readiness to serve others.Improvement in academic performance and betterparticipation in extra-curricular activities.Time and goal consciousnessWillingness to abide by law and motivate others todo the same.
PARENTSWillingness to change. Being forced to obey law since theirchildren insist upon them to do so.High appreciation of behavioral changes and responsiblebehavior among their children.Increased interest and knowledge in better and effectiveparenting
POLICEBetter and responsible behavior.Pressure to mend ways and strive to be modelpolicemen.Improvement in the image of Police withopportunity to correct negative view of Policecreated by Films and Media in young minds.Increased flow of information regarding antisocialactivities.
TEACHERSBetter and responsible behavior.Change in impression towards police.Realized the importance for discipline.Increased awareness of problems of adolescents
SOCIETYA volunteer squad createdDisciplined youth with environmentalawareness, and trained in legal and socialcommitment, available
BPRD endorses SPC ProjectResolution passed in 41ST All India PoliceScience Conference held at Dehradun 2011recommended all states of India to adopt SPCproject which has been successful in Kerala
Kerala Road Safety Authority joins hands with SPC for road safety Road Safety Authority of Kerala has selected Student Police Cadets to spread the road sense awareness among the students, parents and general public and allotted Rs One Crore for this purpose for the year 2011-12
KELSA partners with SPC for legal awareness Kerala Legal Service Authority of High Court of Kerala has selected Student Police Cadets as Ambassadors of its legal literacy campaign among students, parents and teachers.
BPCL energises SPC ProjectBPCL selected Students Police Cadet Project tolead its awareness campaign for energyconservation and promotion of integrity club andearmarked Rs One Crore for this purpose.
Public Awareness Messages of Govt DepartmentsExcise and Forest Departments of Kerala havebeen utilizing Students Police Cadet Project as aforum for spreading awareness messages.
Kerala Security Mission approval for SPC project Kerala Security Mission decided to grant grace marks to Student Police Cadets, weightage in police recruitment and allotment of sufficient funds for Project implementation
Extensive waiting list of Schools As of January 2012, there is a request list of more than 1000 schools across the state who have applied to be included in the SPC Project
CITIZEN.. POLICE THYSELF!The basic precept of community policing is the oft-quoted statement by Sir Robert Peel: “The Publicare the police and the Police are the public.”In other words, there exists a policeman withineach one of us!
DEMOCRACY .. A COMMUNITY OF KINGS In a Democracy, citizens are expected to follow laws which they themselves have created. By this measure, a Democracy may be described as a Community of Kings!
The SPC project seeks to evolve a future“COMMUNITY OF KINGS” through a plannedregimen of discipline, training, and activity forstudents, designed to inculcate in them the sixqualities: Punctuality, Obedience, Large-heartedness, Inclusiveness, Courage andEffectiveness (POLICE)