Bureau of Police Research and Development

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Recently, the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) has warned users of different scams perpetrated through messaging platform WhatsApp.

About Bureau of Police Research and Development

  • It was set up in 1970 under the Ministry of Home Affairs by replacing the Police Research and Advisory Council.
  • Objectives
    • To identify the needs and problems of the police in the country.
    • To undertake research projects and studies, and suggest modalities to overcome problems and challenges and meet the needs and requirements of the police.
    • It was also mandated to keep abreast of the latest developments in the fields of science and technology, both in India and abroad, with a view to promoting the use of appropriate technology in police work.
  • It is also assisting the States in modernization of the State Police Forces and Correctional Administration.
  • The Bureau was established with the following two divisions initially; Research, Statistics & Publication and Development
  • On the recommendations of the Gore-Committee the bureau created a Training Division in 1973.
  • More recently, the BPR&D has also been entrusted with the responsibility of anchoring and coordinating the work of the National Police Mission .

Q1) What is the Gore Committee ?

The Gore Committee on Police Training was appointed by the Indian Government in 1971 and has identified shortcomings and needs of the law enforcement training programs of State police forces. 

Source: Police think tank Bureau of Police Research and Development warns users of scams, data-breach acts on WhatsApp