Pune: To polish the image of the city police in the society a three-day workshop on Emotional intelligence(EI) was conducted by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Principal at Marol Police Training Centre, Somnath Gharge.
The workshop was attended by 34 police officials including 4 superintendent level officials, 11 assistant commissioners of police and 20 police inspectors from the city. While talking to media professionals on Wednesday about the need for EI for police officials, Gharge said many times police officials are under stress which gets reflected in their behavior and so the citizens who reach out to the police station, face the stressed
“The three-day workshop trains police officials on aspects of empathy, sensitivity, emotions and various aspects. We teach police officials to process emotional information which helps to make better decisions,” added Gharge.
Talking about the challenges to teach police officials about EI, the DCP said that some police officials are rigid in their behaviour and think that they are not in need of the course. “In the three- day workshop we change this rigidity of the police officials and at the end of the course, the police officials realise the need and importance of EI. We also lack manpower to train all police officials in the department,” added Gharge.
Speaking about the workshop a police inspector who took the training on EI said that this course made him realise the mistakes and wrong decisions he has taken in his life for not being empathetic.
“The course is not about how much EI you have. It is about improving your EI and so it should be certainly imparted to all police officials in the department,” added the police inspector.
Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Kadam said that the course will certainly help police officials in building sensitivity and improving their decision-making skills.
The EI course is now a part of police training.