Writer: Dr Rupali Jeswal
“Mindset: Continuous learning through innovation in practice and professionalism to achieve national coherence.”
“Simply put policing is a verb, meaning action – the quality and effectiveness of this action depends on wealth of knowledge, training and synchronisation within the various departments.”
Police departments need to develop into a learning organisation to be ahead, no longer can the departments rely on methods of the past to just recruit, train and conduct occasional specialised courses. Learning organisations indulge in constant, regular empowerment and enhancement trainings along with refreshers, table-top planning exercises for rapid response (these are being conducted in western countries to improve the ability of local jurisdictions to prepare, protect and respond), on-the-job trainings and mentoring programmes so the senior level can lead the new officers and set leadership by example – efforts through this system bring a culture of dispersed leadership.