She also asked the police force to work towards achieving her dream of making the Tamil Nadu police force, the best police force in the world.
The passing out parade of the one thousand 61 trainee sub inspectors was held at the Tamil Nadu Police Academy, at Oonamanjeri near Vandalur in Chennai. Chief Jayalalithaa reviewed the parade.
Later she took the salute of the trainee sub inspectors.
The Chief Minister presented medals to 31 sub inspectors who secured the top 3 ranks in various training disciplines. She also presented the DGP's Sword to 3 sub inspectors who topped the overall training rankings.
Ms Jayalalithaa delivered her special address at the function. She said she felt legitimate pride in stating that she had taken several steps to modernise the police force from the time she first became Chief Minister. She pointed out that the training given to the police department to maintain law and order in the state, which formed the basis of economic development, was very vital.
The chief minister advised the policemen to act humanely while maintaining law and order. At the same time, she exhorted them to handle those involved in heinous crimes with an iron hand.
Ms Jayalalithaa further asked the police force to work towards achieving her dream of making the Tamil Nadu police force, the best police force in the world.
After Ms Jayalalithaa delivered her special address, the sub inspectors exhibited their skills in various acrobatic feats.