Kerala Police: A highly Qualified Force
The latest batch of 240 Sub Inspectors under training are getting ready for induction in to the police force once the training period is over.
The tally is like this
Post Graduates : 75
BTech : 3
Kerala Police has a good reason to be proud of such qualified entrants to their profession. The people of Kerala also have a good reason to expect better polcing, if such is the standard of recruitment in future also.
However a point of concern is that many of these young lads may have had to join the police not necessarily because they wanted to, or had an aptitude for police work, but due to absence of any better alternative. Kerala with its high levels of education produces degree holders by the thousands. But the successive communist governments and militant labour have driven industry and business away from Kerala compelling educated youth to move out of Kerala in large numbers or take up even low paid jobs.
In the highly politicised climate in Kerala it would be difficult for these young men to perform their duties impartially.
However it is hoped that one day when the bulk of Kerala Police turns out to be well educated the standards of performance will improve and people of Kerala can consider them to be their own.
Pl also see : Good Policing: Palghat Kerala