Focus: GS-II Governance
Why in news?
The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Anniversary soon (50 years since its establishment on 28th August, 1970).
Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D)
- The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), was set up in furtherance of the objective of the Government of India for the modernisation of police forces.
- It has evolved as a multifaceted, consultancy organisation, and at present it has 4 divisions – Research, Development, Training and Correctional Administration.
Reasons for creation:
- To take direct and active interest in the issues
- To promote a speedy and systematic study of the police problems,
- To apply science and technology in the methods and techniques used by police.
- Analysis and study of crime and problems of general nature affecting the police
- Assistance of Police Research programmes in States and Union Territories
- Work relating to Standing Committee on Police Research
- Maintenance of all India statistics of crime
- Police Research & Development Journal
- Crime in India
- Indian Police Journal
- Accidental Deaths and Suicides
- Research Reports and News Letters
- Reports, Reviews, other journals and books relating to matters connected with police work
- Review of the performance of various types of equipment used by the police forces in India and development of new equipment
- Liaison with the National laboratories, Indian Ordnance Factories and other organisations
- Police publicity and police publicity files, police weeks and parades
- To review from time to time the arrangements for Police training and the needs of the country in this field in the changing social conditions
- Introduction of scientific techniques in training and in police work and to formulate and coordinate training policies and programmes in the field of police administration and management.
- To help devise new refresher, promotion, specialist and orientation courses
- Analysis and study of prison statistics and problems of general nature affecting Prison Administration
- Coordination of Research Studies conducted by RICAs and other Academic/Research Institutes in Correctional Administration
- To set up an Advisory Committee to guide the work relating to Correctional Administration