By NewsGram Staff Writer
In the light of a traffic constable attacking a woman with a brick recently, Delhi Police has planned to initiate counseling sessions for its cops in order to improve their mental health. An NGO has also been roped in for the same.
This programme will train traffic police in interpersonal communication, a news report said.
“There will be simulated real-life situations and their reactions will be measured accordingly. The cops will also undergo a training to remain calm even after being confronted by angry drivers,” a senior traffic police officer told The Times of India.
“The module will cover issues ranging from conversational skills to personal upliftment of traffic police personnel through meditation and motivational talks,” senior officer added.
There will also be strict vigilance to check incidents of on-duty cops being attacked so that they too are assured about their jobs.
As per TOI report, earlier these programmes were held in a few districts, but were never introduced In Delhi.
Police officers told the newspaper that this programme would be started on a trial basis. However, the programme could be extended if positive feedback is received. The local police stations have also been asked to participate in the counseling sessions.