AMN / PUNE
Pune Police has roped in a Mumbai-based start-up, Cognigix to help modernize the age-old organization. Being a centenarian organization, Pune Police was in an urgent need of a face-lift.
Keeping it in view, Pune Police roped in a start-up Cognigix, commissioning the project for modernizing Pune Police staff and training them on the essential life skill of Emotional Intelligence which will lead to Emotionally Intelligent Policing in the state.
Cognigix team started this journey of modernizing the Pune Police training with a month-long diagnostics to understand the current structure of the police training curriculum. Further, to analyze the learning apps in the same. Several one-to-one and focused group interviews highlighted and supported the want for modernizing Pune Police training. A team of learning experts, Senior Trainers from the PTCs and Cognigix content team worked hard on creating a relevant structure and designing Blended Learning program which was named as ‘Emotionally Intelligent Policing’ (Bhaavnik Pradnyavant Police).
“Cognigix team has made tech-based learning for it to be possible for all 9000 of us to be benefitted by the course,” Pune Police commissioner, Dr K Venkatesham said
As per the Blended Program structure, the learners went through two classroom sessions, one at the beginning and the other at the end of 4 weeks of online app-based training. Cognigix team supported the police officers to launch the program at the designated training centres. The new form of digital content in their own preferred language, Marathi, made the comprehension of the concepts easier.
The learners completed the program in a swift time due to its ease of learning in their own preferred language. The video lectures in the form of faculty videos helped them easily understand the concepts making the program interesting yet applicable in policing as well as their personal life. With these great influencing factors, “Cognigix team achieved an adoption rate of more than 95% of learners, said Ajay Kumar, CEO of Cognigix.
The ‘Emotionally Intelligent Policing’ program is currently in planning phase to be rolled out for the remaining of the 10,000 police force, he said.
The start-up is already in talks with various state police for the implementation of the programme. Some of those prospective states may include Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh.