Aug. 28, 2020

The Bureau of Police Research and Development is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on 28th August, 2020.


  • The Bureau of Police Research and Development was raised on 28th August, 1970, through a resolution of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

  • It was raised with a mandate to promote excellence in policing, promote speedy and systematic study of police problems, apply science and technology in the method and techniques by the Police.

  • The Bureau was initially started with two Divisions, i.e., Research, Publication & Statistics Division and Development Division.

  • In 1973, the Training Division was added, on the recommendation of the Gore Committee on Police training. In 1995, Correctional Division was started to study the issues of Prisons and Prison Reforms. In 2008, the National Police Mission was added and Development Division was restructured as Modernization Division.

  • Now, with the raising of a new unit, Central Academy for Police Training at Bhopal, specialized as Centre of Excellence for Police & Correctional Administration, BPR&D has 6 outlying units.

Source : PIB