A smart police force is the order of the day and technology would be able to help the police to efficiently tackle law and order situations, Mr Sonowal said at the Assam Police Day celebrations held at 4th APBN, Kahilipara in the city.
The chief minister also said policemen must instill fear in the hearts of the antisocial elements and inspire trust and goodwill among the common people of the state.
Honouring 10 police personnel with the Chief Minister's medal for their outstanding performance, he said Assam Police should aim to become the best police force in the country.
He urged them to set an example before the younger generation to dedicate themselves to the cause of society. "For a corruption- and crime-free society Assam Police would need to be proactive and must work towards retaining the faith of the people on the police force as protector and guardian of law of the land."
The government, he said, is planning various reforms for the police and a memorial honoring the sacrifices of its personnel will be constructed soon.
He released two e-books about arms and weapons for Assam police and said these would be immensely helpful for the police personnel for obtaining knowledge about usage, maintenance of the various arms through the digital medium.
Chief Secretary V K Piparsenia, Director General of Police Mukesh Sahay along with top police officials of the state were present at the function.