Since its inception in 1970, this prestigious organization has served as a think tank of the Police promoting excellence in policing by investing in research and development. The focus of BPR&D has been to develop policies and practice for police and correctional services, seeking and securing appropriate technology for enhanced performance, capacity building of Law Enforcement agencies, fostering cooperation and coordination among States and Central Police Organizations. It has been promoting best practices in Police and Prison organizations and modernization of police forces in all aspects including technology, weapons, traffic and transport, Land and Sea Border Management, Police image and Police community Interface.
The New Criminal Laws set to come into effect from July 1, 2024, will bring comprehensive justice system in India and free the citizens from the colonial era mindset. The new laws focus on justice delivery and not just punishment.
The new laws give priority to crime against women and children, acts of terrorism, admissibility of electronic evidence etc. This process of adopting to the New Criminal Laws would entail unlearning and thereafter re-learning the new provisions of Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita – 2023 (BNS), Bhartiya Nagrik Suraksha Sanhita – 2023 (BNSS) and Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam – 2023 (BSA). Since 27th December 2023, the Bureau has been comprehensively organizing trainings on the New Criminal Law’s.
All the Institutes of the Bureau, Central Academy for Police Training, Bhopal (CAPT) and Central Detective Training Institutes, (CDTI) Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Kolkata have received high ratings certified by National Accreditation Board of Education and Training (NABET) standards. Capacity building programme for personnel of Police, Prosecution, Subordinate Judiciary, Prison and Forensics on New Criminal Laws are being undertaken by all outlying units.
The operation of CDTI, Bengaluru has been started under temporary arrangement and land is being acquired for 2 other CDTI’s, which are being set up in Agartala and Srinagar. These two new institutions will be able to actively contribute to the capacity building of the police forces in North and North-East areas.
As its Director General, I am confident that with the continued efforts of team BPR&D, the Bureau will undertake tasks with full efforts, out of the box thinking, new initiatives and use of technology & strive to fulfill the aspirations of our citizens by providing a friendly, prompt and effective policing.
Jai Hind.