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Presentation developed for Prime Minister of India Sep 11 2012


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This is a presentation on the Student Police Cadet project, developed for viewing by the Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh during his visit to Kochi in September 2012

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Presentation developed for Prime Minister of India Sep 11 2012

  1. 1. STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT A Youth Development Initiative by KERALA POLICE
  2. 2. • A school-based initiative by Kerala Police • Project trains high school students to evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by planned programme • Implemented jointly by the Departments of Home and Education, and supported by Departments of Transport, Forest, Excise and Local Self-Government.
  3. 3. • Facilitates youth to resist negative tendencies such as substance abuse, deviant behavior, and anti-establishment violence. • Strengthens commitment towards their family, the community, and the environment.
  4. 4. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? Democracy and Respect for law In Democracy: • Law belongs to the people & children inherit it by birth • A Child must grow up knowing the law exists for his/her safety and security • S/he must be proud of the law, and not grow up in fear or contempt of Law. • S/he must know that abiding by and enforcing Law is part of general civic responsibility
  5. 5. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? SOCIAL EVILS Contemporary issues affecting communities in general: • Weakening of family structures and social support mechanisms • Declining moral standards and value systems • Widespread and Liberal consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants • Decrease in self-confidence and self-esteem in youngsters …often lead to criminal tendencies and deviant behaviour in youth and exacerbate social tensions based on caste, class, religion, gender, ethnicity!
  6. 6. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? CIVIC SENSE • Civic Sense is Respect for others’ rights and Responsibility towards family, community and environment • Spitting, public dumping of household waste, disregard of rules and regulations, spoilage and destruction of environment, are nothing but poor civic sense • Practice of civic sense a hallmark of civilisation and culture • Early inculcation will ensure lifelong practice Children must be trained to practice civic sense and socially responsible behaviour, ideally in school itself
  7. 7. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? INDIA’S DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND • Over 50% of Indian population less than 25 years of age • Proper training will develop self-confidence, willingness and capacity for hard work, effectiveness and risk-taking ability • This developed human resource will propel India into leadership role on the global stage by 2030
  8. 8. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? POLICING IN DEMOCRACY Responsibilities: • Protect life & property of Citizens • Safeguard Fundamental rights • Enforce Rule of Law • Ensure Equality before Law Unsatisfactory quality of modern policing a reflection of democratic values as practiced by community members also.. Youth properly trained today will evolve into ideal Citizen as well as Policeman of tomorrow!
  9. 9. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? CHALLENGES IN CONTEMPORARY POLICING • Growing Intolerance and Sectarianism in society • Increasing Communal & Religious Extremism • Increasing tendency to anti-social and deviant behavior among youth • Disrespect towards law by people • Attitudinal problems of police
  10. 10. WHY STUDENT POLICE CADET PROJECT? POLICE AND YOUTH Effectiveness of modern policing dependent upon : • Ability of Police to relate constructively to youthful communities and their changing needs • Affirming today’s Youth in democratic way of life and attendant responsibilities
  11. 11. OBJECTIVES - I • To mould a generation of youth who willingly respect and abide by Law, and who practice civic sense, democratic behavior and selfless service to society as the natural way of life. • To facilitate development of good health, physical and mental fitness, self- control and discipline in youth, thereby enhancing their capacity for hard work and personal achievement. • To enable youth to work with police and other enforcement authorities including Forest, Transport, and Excise in preventing crime, maintaining law and order, promoting road safety, and improving internal security and disaster management.
  12. 12. OBJECTIVES - II • To develop social commitment in youth and empowering them against increasing deviant behavior, thereby also curtailing growth of social evils such as drug and alcohol abuse, intolerance, vandalism, separatism, and terrorism in society. • To enable youth to explore and unleash their inner potential by developing in them positive attitude, leadership, team skills, innovative thinking and problem solving ability. • To increase knowledge and understanding of safe use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) among youth, preventing its negative influence and enabling them to benefit from the vast potential of ICT.
  13. 13. OBJECTIVES - III • The SPC project motivates youth to develop secular outlook, respect other’s fundamental rights and be willing to perform fundamental duties as enshrined in the Constitution of India by inculcating qualities of Patriotism, Open-mindedness, Large-heartedness, Inclusiveness, Capability and Effectiveness (POLICE)
  14. 14. UNIQUENESS OF SPC PROJECT • An association between the educational and security frameworks of a state, that trains and encourages youth to develop respect for law and abiding by law as a way of life. • Uses existing network, infrastructure and leadership qualities of Police to supplement physical, mental and educational development of youth • Empowers school communities to create safe school environments and confident youth willing to react against social evils • Stimulates parents and community leaders to work with police in creating safer communities
  15. 15. CRITERIA FOR SPC SCHOOL • Government or Aided school with minimum 500 students • Active Parent-Teacher Association • One male teacher and one female teacher as project officials • Availability of open ground for physical training purposes
  16. 16. CRITERIA FOR CADET SELECTION • Minimum of 50% marks in earlier exam • Minimum level of physical and medical fitness • Good conduct certificate from Headmaster • Consent from parent or guardian
  17. 17. SCHOOL-LEVEL SPC UNIT • High School : VIII & IX standard, Higher Secondary Schools : +1 & +2 standard • Two platoons of 22 students each. In co-ed schools, one platoon each of boys and girls • Two-year Training Period for each cadet
  19. 19. PHYSICAL TRAINING • Two Days per week of outdoor training classes • 45 minutes physical training and 45 minutes parade • One Route March and Cross-country per month • Training in Unarmed combat and Yoga • Games according to availability of time
  20. 20. INDOOR TRAINING • Fundamentals of Indian Constitution • Police-related matters & Important laws • National Movements • Contemporary social issues • Cyber offences and consequences • Personality development & leadership workshops
  21. 21. FIELD VISITS • Police Station, Court, Jail, & Fire Station • Historical, cultural & national monuments • Centers of Science and Technology • Hospital, Juvenile and Old Age Homes • Media Centres • Administrative HQs s
  23. 23. PROJECT “FRIENDS AT HOME”  Visits to houses of physically and mentally challenged children  Provide companionship and assistance caring for themselves  Sharing learning experiences  Group visits to palliative care establishments  Celebrating events at Old Age & Juvenile Homes
  24. 24. PROJECT “SUBHAYATRA” – Road-sense & Road safety programme  Road safety awareness rallies  Workshops on road safety in schools  Contact programmes targeting drivers of private and public transport vehicles  Campaign against violators of road safety norms  Interaction with victims of road accidents and families
  25. 25. PROJECT “KERALA AGAINST ADDICTION”  In association with Department of Excise  Drive against sale and use of tobacco and narcotic substances  Active work against substance abuse in schools and localities  Awareness classes on the subject for their fellow students
  26. 26. Project “RESPONSIBLE WASTE MANAGEMENT KERALA 2022”  In association with Dept of Local self- Government & Suchitwa Mission  To develop by the year 2022, a community that generates and manages waste responsibly and sustainably with SPCs as catalysts of this social change
  27. 27. PROJECT “LEGAL LITERACY”  In association with Kerala Legal Services Authority of Kerala High Court  Train SPCs as brand ambassadors for legal awareness among students and community members
  28. 28. CAMPS • STATE Camp at Kerala POLICE Academy for selected students • District Camps during summer holidays for all cadets • Vacation camps in schools during Onam & Christmas holidays • Physical training, Interaction with prominent persons • Leadership training, life-skill development and personality enhancement • Cadets learn team spirit and develop self-reliance
  29. 29. EXECUTIVE HIERARCHY STATE NODAL OFFICER - Police Officer of rank of SSP / DIG DISTRICT NODAL OFFICER (DNO) - Police Officer of rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police POLICE STUDENT LIAISON OFFICER - Police Officer of rank of Inspector of Police DRILL INSTRUCTOR - Police Officer of rank of ASI / HC / PC COMMUNITY POLICE OFFICER - School Teacher
  30. 30. STATE ADVISORY COMMITTEE Chairman - State Police Chief Convener - Education Secretary Members- DPI, Directors of HSE and VHSE, Heads of Forest, Excise, Transport, & Local Self Govt. Depts., State Nodal Officer, NSS State liaison officer & NSS State Coordinator * An apex body at state-level to form policies and supervise project implementation.
  31. 31. DISTRICT 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 Self-Govt bodies * Mobilizes resources and monitors Dist-level Implementation
  32. 32. SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Chairman - Principal/Headmaster Convener - Circle Inspector / Sub-Inspector Members - School P.T.A President, staff secretary, representatives from Depts of Education, Forest, Excise, Motor Vehicle & local Self- Govt Bodies * Mobilizes resources at local level and project execution..
  33. 33. FINANCING THE PROJECT  EXPENDITURE HEADS o Uniforms o Refreshments o Field Trips o Study Material  SOURCES OF FUNDS o Plan funds o Project funds o Grants o Donations  AUDITING o Governed by Government guidelines
  34. 34. MANAGING THE PROJECT  EMPOWERMENT & MOTIVATION o Project Training for Drill Instructors, CPOs, and others o Periodic Review o Interactions with eminent personalities &Grace marks  COMMUNICATION o Regular internal communication among project officials o Periodic meetings of Advisory Committees o SPC Website  REPORTS & ASSESSMENT o Periodic assessment meetings at all levels o Field-level Reports on implementation
  35. 35. PROJECT ASSESSMENT - SIEMAT STUDY A statewide assessment of the project by SIEMAT (State Institute of Educational Management & Training), Kerala has identified several benefits accruing to schools, students, families and communities, as a result of the SPC project.
  36. 36. Impact on Students • Improvement in physical fitness, stamina and mental endurance • Increased vigour, confidence, self-discipline and more responsible behaviour • Fearless and healthy interaction with police and better understanding of functions and roles of police • Positive attitude and readiness to serve others • Improvement in academic performance and better participation in extra-curricular activities • Time and goal consciousness • Willingness to abide by law and motivate others to do the same
  37. 37. Impact on Stakeholders SCHOOLS • More disciplined campus • Neat clean and plastic free campus • Smooth organising of school-level functions PARENTS • Appreciate law abiding behaviour • Increased interest and knowledge in parenting TEACHERS • Change in attitude towards police • Recognise the importance for discipline • Increased awareness of problems of adolescents
  38. 38. Impact on Police • Regular interaction with young and energetic minds has the effect of boosting the morale and self-worth of field-level police personnel ,and a positive impact on their attitude. • Police officers take on the role of Mentor and Role Model, not only for cadets, but also the entire school community, including parent & teachers. • Today’s high school students will be the policeman (and woman) as well as responsible citizen of tomorrow.
  39. 39. ENDORSEMENT OF PROJECT - I • Successive Chief Ministers, Opposition Leaders, Judges of High Court, State Human Rights Commission, State Security Commission, Members of Parliament , and community leaders have been enthused by the project • Endorsement by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Sri T K A Nair (Advisor to Hon. PM), Sri V N Rai (Director, SVPNPA), Sri Hormese Tharakan (Former Director, RAW), Sri Radha Vinod Raju (Former Head, NIA), Smt Lathika Saran (former DGP, TN) • All India Police Science Congress (Dehra Dun, 2011) recommended that all states implement the SPC scheme. • States of Rajasthan, Goa and Punjab studying the SPC project for implementation
  40. 40. ENDORSEMENT OF PROJECT - II • Kerala Legal Services Authority has declared SPCs as ambassadors for its legal awareness programmes among students, parents, and society • Kerala Government has made adequate budgetary provision for SPC project. Grace marks for successful cadets, and considering weightage for uniformed services • Tribal Welfare department has decided to implement SPC project in all its model residential schools • Bharat Petroleum Corporation has adopted 15 Schools implementation for SPC project
  41. 41. CAN SPC PROJECT BE ROLLED OUT NATIONWIDE? • Not limited by geography or language • Basic principles easily replicated elsewhere, with local variations. • Project objectives synchronous with National Youth Policy. Hence, can be implemented by authorities in each and every part of the country.
  42. 42. WHAT ARE THE LIMITATIONS OF SPC? • Shortage of trained manpower to impart SPC training in all schools • Unavailability of dedicated officials solely for SPC project implementation • Absence of professional training infrastructure devoted to SPC • Scarcity of adequate fund for further Extension
  43. 43. HOW CAN WE STRENGTHEN SPC? • Dedicated officials attached to each school • Permanent infrastructure to train project officials and SPCs • Research studies on project implementation, to improve efficiency and efficacy of outcomes • Associate trained and qualified professionals in project development, implementation, monitoring, and assessment
  44. 44. ACTION PLAN FOR SPC PROJECT • National Task Force to study, evaluate and support nation-wide rollout of SPC project • Initiate steps to implement project in all schools, irrespective of whether Government-run or otherwise, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya Vidyalayas, schools under CBSE and ICSE, etc.
  45. 45. Thus, the true value of the SPC Project lies in the far-reaching impact on future India, as the result of proper training imparted today to high school students……