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Three-day police duty meet to test mettle of Odisha cops begins

Cuttack, September 16, 2017: The three-day 65th edition of Odisha Police Duty Meet-2017 for personnel of the State police began at the Reserve Police Ground at Buxibazar in Cuttack in order to improve efficiency in police functioning and inculcate sense of professionalism and quality in policing. 


Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma inaugurated the edition and received the ceremonial salute in a colourful parade organised exclusively for the purpose

The police duty will culminate in a grand way on September 16 where Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will be the chief guest.

“Police Duty Meet is an occasion in which a police officer gets an opportunity to display his/her talent and skills,” said Sharma.

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 and rules and computer awareness test among others. The successful competitors will be selected to participate in the All India Police Duty Meet.

Many senior officers of the State police administration and also some retired officers were present in this inaugural programme.

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