The National Police Academy (NPA), trains officers of the Indian Police Service, who have been selected through an All India based Civil Services Examination. The trained officers will be posted as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in their respective states under whom the other sub-ranks of police force will be working. The recruitment of sub-ranks such as Constables,Sub-Inspectors, Deputy Superintendents of Police is each states prerogative, and will be done by respective state Director Generals of Police. The IPS cadre is controlled by the Home Ministry of the Government of India and the officer of this service can only be appointed removed by an order of the President of India.
Apart from the Basic Training Course for IPS officers the Academy also conducts Compulsory Mid Career Training program for officers of SP., DIG. and IG/Addl DG levels of the Indian Police Service; Training of Trainers’ Courses for the trainers of various police training institutions in the country; IPS Induction Training Course for State Police Service Officers; and short specialized thematic Courses, Seminars and Workshops on professional subjects for all levels of police officers. Foreign police officers and other officers belonging to Army/IAS/IFS/Judiciary, Public Sector Undertakings, Nationalized Banks, Insurance Companies etc. also attend various specialised courses conducted here from time to time. The Academy is affiliated to Osmania University for conducting courses on police subjects for IPS officers.
The Academy is headed by a Director, an IPS. Officer of the rank of Director General of Police and assisted by two Joint Directors of the rank of Inspector General of Police, 5 Deputy Directors of the rank of DIG of Police, and 13 Assistant Directors. The 13 Assistant Directors include 8 IPS/SPS officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police from state cadres, a Forensic Scientist, a Judicial Service Officer, a specialist each in Training Methodology, Computers and Wireless. The sanctioned strength of the faculty also includes a Professor in Management, a Reader in Behavioural Sciences, a Reader in Teaching Methodology, 2 Medical Officers, a Junior Scientific Officer, a Hindi Instructor, a Photographic Officer and a Chief Drill Instructor. The supporting staff include administrative, ministerial and medical staff and other Group D employees. Total staff strength is 427.
A high level Academy Board comprising senior civil/police officers, eminent educationists etc. as its members is headed by the Union Home Secretary. The Board periodically reviews inter-alia the syllabi and training methodology of various courses conducted in the Academy.
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