Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik called upon senior police officers to raise the standards of policing to match global bench mark and cited how achievements of the state in disaster management had got UN appreciation.

Addressing the valedictory session of the 60th Senior Police Officers here on Thursday, the CM said the state had progressed in different spheres of administration during the last two decades.

Odisha is fast emerging as a top destination of international investors because of stable law and order situation. Bhubaneswar is regarded as safe and smart city internationally.

Police deserves due credit for such distinctions and achievements, he said. The CM emphasised that police must be people-friendly and ready to serve people.

The resource constraints of the police will be taken care to make it pro-people and efficient, he added. The CM released a book and inaugurated a mobile application Sahayata for the benefit of common man. DGP Dr R.P Sharma spoke in detail about the proceedings of the conference during the last 3 days.

He also thanked the government for its support towards police modernisation and infrastructural development during the last two decades.

He spoke on infrastructural development of Police, Commissioning of Commissimerate system of policing, a Professional Economic Offence Wing, well equipped Cyber Crime Units, Ultra-modern DNA and Cyber Forensic Units etc.

Important recommendations have been made by the working groups which will be taken in to consideration by State Police Hdqrs and State Government. There is an urgent need to increase the strength of Civil Police , said the DGP.

He also spoke on the successful maintenance of law and order, effective crime control mechanism, successful tackling of LWE situation, establishment of integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units in all Districts, protection of the dignity and modesty of women.

Chief Minister awarded certain District SsP for their performance on implementation of CCTNS and efforts on anti-narcotic measures.