MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Highway Police conducted a virtual training workshop for its senior police officers on Tuesday.
The officers were introduced to contemporary best practice road policing leadership principles and enforcement interventions, with a special emphasis on speeding as a key risk factor.
Twenty-five officers were trained including personnel from Thane, Pune, Raigad and Nagpur ranges of the Highway Police.
The training was conducted by Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) under the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.
“This training session has enhanced the skills and knowledge of our officers in handling traffic issues in a more professional manner,” said BK Upadhyaya, additional director general of police, state traffic.
The workshop conducted on Tuesday was the first of many that Maharashtra police plan to implement in collaboration with GRSP to ensure adherence to traffic laws and ultimately save lives.
“GRSP looks forward to working closely with Maharashtra Highway Police in the years ahead and particularly so in the delivery of these type of workshops which are an important step in building and strengthening the knowledge and capability of the police to target dangerous behaviour that we know cause greatest harm on the road,” said Robert Susanj, senior road policing advisor with GRSP.