District Judge Anupama Chakravarthy, Collector Sarfaraz Ahmad, Commissioner of Police V.B. Kamalasan Reddy and others flagged off all-women patrolling teams at Police Parade Grounds to mark International Women’s Day right here on Friday.
With this, the Karimnagar Commissionerate of Police gained the distinction of being the only district in Telangana to have women personnel in all its teams – women commandos, patrolling teams, Blue Colts teams and women quick reaction team (QRT) on par with their male counterparts.
The women police personnel have been trained in driving cars and mini-buses to hold women QRT to a crime scene. About 43 women constables, who have been trained in Israeli self-defence technology of Krav Maga for a month, have been deployed in QRT and mobile patrolling teams.
Women would patrol the streets of Karimnagar in two shifts, whereas women Blue Colts teams would tour the city and visit places where there is excessive incidence of crime.
On Friday, the women QRT was pressed into service and they performed surprise inspection of the RTC bus complex. Appreciating the women police personnel for their braveness in becoming a member of the forces, Ms. Chakravarthy called upon all women to be strong both physically and mentally.
The Collector lauded the Karimnagar Commissionerate of Police for according top priority to women’s security within the district. Mr. Ahmad additionally appreciated the district police for making women police as commandos by imparting particular training to them.
The Commissioner of Police stated there should be a change within the perspective of the society in direction of women. Stating that they’d excel in all fields if given a chance, Mr. Kamalasan Reddy stated they recognized expertise within the women police force and imparted commando training to them to deal with any situation.
He stated the women police force within the district could be discharging all duties on par with their male counterparts. The Commissioner stated that the structure of SHE Teams had reduced crimes towards women within the district.