Cuttack: September 16: The 65th edition of Odisha Police Duty Meet 2017 has been inaugurated today by Dr. R.P.Sharma, IPS, Director General of Police, Odisha at Reserve Police Ground, Buxibazar, Cuttack. Dr. Sharma received the ceremonial salute in a colourful parade organised exclusively for the purpose. Speaking on the occasion DGP said “Criminal Investigation is an important function of Police. Traditional method of investigation has lost its importance and value. With the change of time, many new and complex crimes are being committed. Cyber Crime, Organised Crimes and Economic offences are challenges to the Police. We have to upgrade our professional skill and knowledge to match the changing time. We have to adopt scientific methods of investigation to solve the complex criminal problems” added DGP.
As many as 187 competitors and 21 K-Nine (Dogs) from 37 Police Districts are participating in this mega annual event. Out of this there are 40 Inspectors, 48 Sub-Inspectors, 43 ASIs and 56 Constables who are participating in different events of the Duty Meet.
The Duty Meet which is scheduled to be held for three days will witness competitions in varied policing subjects like Observation and Police Portrait, Scientific Aid to Investigation, Medico Legal Test, Finger Print Identification, Lifting – Packing and Forwarding of Exhibit, Photography, DNA Finger Printing, Technical Surveillance, Cyber Crimes, Laws & Rules and Computer Awareness Test etc. The successful competitors will be selected to participate in the All India Police Duty Meet. Hon’ble Chief Minister will be the Chief Guest in the valedictory function on 18.9.2017.
Sh. Asit Panigrahi, I.G of Police State Crime Branch was on the dais in the inaugural function and gave his welcome address. Many Senior Officer of State Police and some Retd. Police Officers were present in this inaugural programme.