First-ever ICT training centre for police in two years

First-ever ICT training centre for police in two years

DHAKA, Oct 7 (BSS)- Bangladesh police is set to install the first- ever training centre on information technology in next two years in a bid to enhance their professional excellence.

Construction of the centre titled “Bangladesh Police Korea Centre for Information Technology” is expected to be completed by 2013 at a cost of Taka 24 crore (3 million US dollars).

“The centre will provide the policemen with training on information of communication technology to enhance their professional excellence to deal with the crimes involving modern technologies,” Special Superintendent of CID and project director of the institute Mohammad Rezaul Haider told BSS today.

Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), which will provide the cent percent fund to set up the centre, gave their nod to the proposal prepared by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), he said.

“We are now preparing Development Project Proforma (DPP) for setting up the institute,” he said, adding that they will send the DPP to the government for its approval.

Rezaul said the centre would be installed at Police Mill Barrack at Lalbagh in the old city.

Work on construction of the centre is expected to start in November next, another CID official said.

After installation of the institute, around 800 cops will be imparted with trainings per year on basic of computer, hardware and networking while 500 with developing software.

Some 80 policemen will also be given training on cyber crimes per year in a bid to develop their professional excellence to deal with such crimes involving high-technology.

Local and foreign trainers will conduct the training programmes. Bangladesh police have started providing training to train the trainers, who will give training to policemen.

Several trainings including a two-week long Training of Trainers (ToT) was arranged at the Detective Training School in February this year.


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