Around 800 new constables have joined Patna police, out of which, 300 are women. These 800 selected constables are among 11,783 whose recruitment process was initiated by the Bihar government last year.
“The new constables are being trained by rural SP HK Rai. They are supposed to get one-year training, which includes legal aspects, physical fitness and arms training, before joining field duty,” said Patna SSP Vikas Vaibhav.
“Many highly educated women are joining police service for a secure financial future. However, they should remember that the challenges of police duty are different from those of other professions,” said Kim, SP Home guards and Fire Services.
According to figures available at the police headquarters, there are 1800 women in the department working as constables, apart from women IPS officers. All new women constables will be inducted in different parts of the state. Earlier in 2013, 580 women constables had joined a new battalion of the Bihar Military Police. The battalion received 14-month training in use of arms, including SLRs and hand grenades.