The 49th All India Police Science Congress: Exploring Modern Policing Challenges

The 49th All India Police Science Congress: Exploring Modern Policing Challenges
The 49th All India Police Science Congress: Exploring Modern Policing Challenges

Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute became the focal point of insightful discussions as the 49th edition of the All India Police Science Congress (AIPSC) kicked off on October 7th. Organized by the Uttarakhand Police and conducted under the overarching theme “Policing in Amrit Kaal,” this annual event promises a comprehensive exploration of various facets of modern policing. The auspicious occasion is graced by the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah as the Chief Guest and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami as the Guest of Honor.

The 49th AIPSC has chosen six compelling themes, each addressing critical challenges and developments in contemporary law enforcement:

  1. Navigating the Era of 5G: Examining the opportunities and challenges posed by 5G technology on policing and public safety.
  2. Battling Narcotics Innovation: Discussing innovative approaches to combat drug-related crimes within an evolving narcotics control landscape.
  3. Enhancing Forces Synergy: Exploring avenues to facilitate efficient cooperation between the police and CAPFS for maintaining law and order.
  4. NCRB’s Role in Policing: Analyzing the pivotal role played by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in shaping law enforcement policies and strategies.
  5. Social Media and Security: Delving into the impact of social media on internal security and devising strategies to address emerging threats.
  6. Empowering Community Policing: Discussing best practices and innovative methods to promote trust and collaboration between law enforcement and communities.

Each theme will comprise dedicated sessions, breakout discussions, and related presentations, culminating in a total of nine sessions. Papers will be presented within each session, with moderators providing their insights while considering all facets of the theme.

Moreover, the congress will delve into the Action Taken Report (ATR) of the 48th AIPSC. The event will conclude with an open discussion on the pertinent themes, and resolutions will be passed to serve as guiding points for future policing efforts.

The 49th AIPSC adopts a tech-savvy approach to its management, emphasizing forward-thinking. The Uttarakhand Police has implemented an event invitation management system to streamline operations. Multiple security measures have been meticulously established to ensure the utmost security and confidentiality of event data.

In tandem with the congress, a technical exhibition will run concurrently, spotlighting modern technology and innovations in policing. Featuring 30 stalls showcasing state-of-the-art equipment designed to enhance law enforcement capabilities, this exhibition exemplifies the commitment to staying at the forefront of technology in policing.

The Uttarakhand Police, represented by the Cyber Crime Police Station and SDRF, will have dedicated stalls to share their expertise and achievements. To foster interest in law enforcement technology, students from various schools and colleges in Dehradun have been cordially invited to explore the technical exhibition.

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), established in New Delhi in 1970, maintains its unwavering commitment to assisting police agencies in refining their fundamental structures, human resources, and processes. Events such as the AIPSC are integral to the BPR&D’s annual agenda, offering a valuable platform for police officers of all ranks, technical experts, and forensic specialists to actively engage and contribute to constructive discussions.