In order to make university and college students aware of the working of Punjab Police, a four-week internship program had been launched.
On Monday, while talking to students and officers at the inaugural ceremony of the internship program at the Central Police Office, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani announced that a four-week internship programme had been launched.
The internees will also make useful suggestions and recommendations based on their observations regarding further improvements in public service delivery and policing.
Punjab police internship program an image building campaign
The IGP further said that for a positive change in the image of the police force, the force was expanding cooperation and contacts with the younger generation so that they could return to the society as police ambassadors after completing their internships.
He added that students coming for an internship would be provided practical experience in other branches including Legal, Operations, IT and Public Relations, meanwhile the number of internships is gradually increasing, students would also be sent to other offices for internship.
In the first phase, the Police Internship Program will start from the Central Police Office (CPO) and include nine students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) while these internship opportunities will gradually be expanded to other major colleges and universities.
The first batch will include students studying law, economics and social sciences.
However, on the occasion, students participating in the event thanked the Punjab police for providing the internship opportunity, he added that they would take full advantage of this opportunity to fulfill their academic and research objectives. It would also be helpful to provide awareness about police working and service delivery.
Additional IG Establishment Ali Amir Malik, Additional IG Logistics Shahid Hanif, Additional IG Training Kanwar Shahrukh and other officers were also present on the occasion.