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Goa Home Guard to be trained for modern day challenges: DGP

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

The police will train Home Guard personnel and Civil Defence volunteers in tackling modern day challenges and disasters, of Police (DGP) Muktesh Chandar said on Thursday.

He was speaking at an event organised to mark the Home Guard and Civil Defence Services Day at the Police Headquarters here.

The DGP lauded the personnel in saying they were discharging their duties more seriously than their counterparts in some other states.

"The and Civil Defence have been active, but they also need to be trained to tackle modern day challenges. has around 1,500 personnel, who are usually deployed for regulation of traffic in various cities.

"We have been imparting training to the Home Guard and Civil Defence volunteers from time to time, but modern day challenges are increasing. will train them in tackling modern day challenges and disasters," he said.

"We have seen type of (terror) attacks. We have also seen disasters of various types and there is a need that even our Home Guard and Civil Defence volunteers must receive adequate training to deal with different types of disasters, which may occur," the DGP said.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:40 IST
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