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Editorial: The Need for Effective and Responsive Police Training to Counter Terrorism

Farhat Ullah

Policing is a challenging profession. Police officers are expected to have
considerable knowledge of criminal justice system, its values and significance for
law and order in a democratic society. They need to have equipped themselves of
investigative skills, technical matters of criminal law, and ready to undertake
quick decision-making. In recent times with the spread of terrorism the challenge
of policing has seen further complications. According to one expert the police are
the most suitable workforce that can prevent the terror attacks by disrupting
terrorist groups if they follow the essential standards of policing, including
patrolling, information gathering, and observation of suspects of the concerned
area (Krishna, 2013).