Ahead of Hockey WC, cops undergo training for personality development

Bhubaneswar: With a few days left for Hockey World Cup, a two-day workshop for police personnel is being organised for development of their communication skills. Around 240 police personnel are being imparted soft-skill and behavioural training by experts of Frankfinn Academy.

“Cops are being trained so that they don’t face any difficulty while communicating with guests during the hockey world cup. They will be trained on communication and personality development,” said senior trainer, Priyadarshini.

“The workshop and seminar have been organised for police security officers (PSO) and those assigned with the task of frisking people at different places,” Additional Police Commissioner (ACP) Sanjay Singh said.

During the World Cup, every hockey team will be accompanied by two PSOs and there will be pilot and escort service before their bus. While 500 police personnel will be deployed in the stadium, airport, stadium gate entry and parking area, 15 ‘May I help you’ centres will be opened at different locations of the city.

On the other hand, parking facilities will be provided at Janata Maidan, Nayapalli Durga puja field, old AG colony and other places.

Police Commissioner Satyajit Mohanty informed that several items including coins, water bottle and food items are banned inside the stadium.

“Around 400 to 500 cops wearing track suits will be deployed. Coins, food items and water bottles will be banned inside the police station,” Mohanty said.