President's Police Medals and Chief Minister’s Police Medals Distributed

 President's Police Medals and Chief Minister’s Police Medals Distributed

Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, distributed the President's Police Medal, the Union Home Ministry's Medal for Excellence in Investigation and Training and the Chief Minister's Police Medal online. The medals were received by the personnel from the Police, Fire Force, Excise, Prison and Motor Vehicle Departments.

          Chief Minister said that the Police, Fire Force, Excise, Prisons and Motor Vehicles Departments are among the departments that have provided the necessary safety and security to the people during the period of epidemics and natural calamities. The police have been able to complete criminal investigations, cyber cases and cases of sexual harassment and also submit charge sheets in a very short span of time. It has been made possible by the integration of modern technology with high investigative excellence. The Chief Minister also lauded the services rendered by the Fire Force, Excise, Prisons and Motor Vehicle Departments.

 Twenty-four police officers have been awarded the President's Police Medal for meritorious service and distinguished service. Medals were also awarded to 19 police officers who received medals from the Union Home Ministry in 2018, 2019 and 2020 in the areas of investigative excellence, special operations and training excellence. 257 personnel received the Chief Minister's Police Medals from Senior Police Officers at the functions held in various districts.

Medals were received by 24 persons each from the Fire Force and Excise Departments, 15 persons from the Prisons Department and 17 persons from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the virtual presence of the Chief Minister.

Anil Kant, State Police Chief, distributed the President's Police Medals at a function held at the Police Training College in Thiruvananthapuram. Senior Police Officials distributed other awards on behalf of the Chief Minister during a function held at 25 other police units in the state.