The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) celebrated its Golden Jubilee Anniversary on 28th August, 2020. BPR&D was raised on 28th August, 1970, through a resolution of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The Bureau was mandated to encourage 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 has played a vital role in shaping the Indian Police.
Initially, the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) was comprising two Divisions namely: Research, Publication & Statistics Division, and Development Division. The other two divisions namely the Training Division and the Correctional Division were added in 1973 and 1995 respectively. The National Police Mission was added while the Development Division was restructured as Modernization Division in year 2008.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development: V.S.K. Kaumudi.