Punjab Police has launched a four-week internship program for students in a bid to provide awareness and practical experience about the internal workings of the police department.
The announcement was made by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) in Punjab Inam Ghani while addressing the inaugural ceremony of the internship program at the Central Police Office (CPO). He added that internees will make useful suggestions and recommendations based on their observations, which will help in improving the public service delivery and policing.
The IGP added that the Police Internship Program is meant to bring about a positive change in the image of the police force through enhancement of cooperation with the younger generation, who would return to society as police ambassadors after completing their internships.
He added that the students coming for internship would be provided practical experience in different branches, including Legal, Operations, IT and Public Relations.
In the first phase, the Police Internship Program will start from the Central Police Office (CPO) and include nine students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) while these internship opportunities will gradually be expanded to other major colleges and universities. The first batch will include students studying law, economics and social sciences.