Lathy and Shield Drill

 

      The Lathy & Shield Drill which Kerala Police is practising at present is introduced by British colonial Government and the procedures are included in the Madras police manual of 1931. Many criticism were arised against this drill such as it is unscientific and brutal. As per the directions of State Police Chief of Kerala, Shri. Loknath Behera IPS, Principal of the Police Training College Shri. K Sethuraman IPS modified and introduced a reformed version of Lathy & Shield drill. The main variations of the Lathy & Shield Drill are High barrier formation, Chain formation, Wall formation, VIP protection etc.