In order to counter the use of sophisticated technology by criminals, the investigation system will have to be modernised, besides, to stop the defective and problematic investigation system for which the only way is to enhance the capacity building of the investigation department in Punjab police.This is the reason that the training process is underway to enable the investigation officers to cope with the challenges being faced in this regard. For this purpose, 72 master trainers have completed their training who will be responsible to train the investigation officers across Punjab and who will achieve the target of training 10,000 investigation officers within the next three to four months. This was stated by Inspector General Police (IGP) Punjab Amjad Javed Saleemi while addressing the certificate distribution ceremony among 72 master trainers held at Police Training College on Thursday.Additional IGP Training Punjab Tariq Masood Yasin, Police Training College Commandant Mirza Faran Baig, Deputy Inspector General Training Muhammad Idrees, AIG Training Zahid Nawaz Marwat and other senior officers were also present at this occasion. IG Punjab expected that master trainers will not only transfer modern based training to investigation officers but also impart the use of Information Technology gadgets and other weapons so that they investigate the criminals in a better way.He added that Punjab police should be service oriented and also accountable along with service delivery so that sifarshi culture could be ended. Additional IG Training Tariq Masood Yasin said that during training, trainers have been given training of importance of crime scene, finger prints, DNA test, geo fencing, geo mapping, call record analysis and use of software in call records.Mirza Faran Baig said that special lectures of skilled persons of Punjab Forensic Authority, Punjab Information Technology Board, Punjab prosecution and Counter-Terrorism Department have been arranged for officers. Later on, IG Punjab distributed Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 cash prizes to every trainee whereas CLI Police Training College Deputy Superintendent Police Khalid Saeed and Legal Inspector Aslam Shahzad were given cash prizes of Rs 100,000 each for their extraordinary performance. He also directed the additional IGP Training to arrange training courses for Punjab Highway Patrolling Force.Published in Daily Times, January 4th 2019.