On Aug 10, 2018, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the new building of Office of DCP/South-West District, Police Station Delhi Cantt. & Delhi Police Residential complex and also launched first “All women SWAT team” of Delhi Police along with Hon'ble LG of Delhi Anil Baijal and Commissioner of Police, Amulya Patnaik.
During the inauguration, the Hon’ble Home Minister Rajnath Singh inspected the building of PS Delhi Cantt, Office of DCP/Southwest District and two sample flats of the police residential Complex and appreciated the ambience and positive environment of the premises and hoped that it would motivate the staff working here to perform better. During his speech he told that to strengthen the law and order situation in Delhi, Govt. had already sanctioned 3139 new posts and nearly 4000 new post creation is underway.
Keeping in view the diversity of language & culture of Delhi, direct recruitments were conducted in different parts of the country which helps Delhi Police to become a nation police force. Currently, the strength of women employees in Delhi Police is about 10% which should be expended to 30% in coming years. He also said that CCTN, Smart City Project, Intelligent Traffic Management System will make the city safer. He also applauded the use of technical intelligence to curb the crime in Delhi. Quoting the statistics of last few years he appreciated the efforts of Delhi Police in curbing the crime and motivated everyone to continue the good efforts.
Delhi Cantt. Police Station was established on July 10th, 1915. In 2010 due to the dilapidated condition of the building, proposal for construction of the new building was chalked out. DCP Office Complex and Police Station Building residential complex, for the police officers having a total 192 Dwelling Units has been constructed on 25571 Sqm (6.368 Acres) area of land. The building has modern facilities, such as Conference Hall with seating capacity for 250, Recreation Room to facilitate public, Children Room, Separate Rooms for IOs, Elevators, Underground parking, CCTV, 10 Barracks, Dining Hall, Residential complex. The premises have sufficient green belt. The new building constructed at the cost of Rs 49.82 crore approx. by the RITES Ltd. (A Govt. Of India Enterprise).
“All women Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team” of the Delhi Police was also launched by the Hon’ble Home Minister. While launching the SWAT Team LG Anil Baijal, said, "This is the only such “all women SWAT team” in India." He appreciated the fact that the girls from North-East India have been motivated & trained which will make Delhi police a truly cosmopolitan & inclusive police force. The team is dedicated to tackling hardened criminals and to combat terrorist activities. All women SWAT personnel were equipped with AK-47 rifles, MP5 machine guns, Glock 17 or 26 pistols and corner shot devices for enhanced night vision. The women commandos were also trained in Krav Maga which is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defence Forces.
The SWATs are also equipped with latest security gears like a pencil torch, bulletproof helmet, bulletproof jacket, a cutter and a commando dagger. They also wear special knee and elbow pads for protection during covert operations. The women commandos were trained to undertake complex operations during terrorist attacks at crowded markets, residential complexes or government premises. A demonstration/mock drill was also shown by the all-women SWAT team during the launch.