Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy
|Motto||Satya Seva Surakshnam (Meaning: Truth Service Security)|
|Formation||15 September 1948|
|Purpose||IPS Officer Training|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi|
|Indian Police Service officers|
|Government of India|
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA) is the premier police training institution in India. The institute trains Indian Police Service (IPS) officers before they are sent to their respective state cadres to carry out their duties. The academy is in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
The academy was established on 15 September 1948 in Mount Abu, Rajasthan as the Central Police Training College (CPTC). In 1967, the Institution was renamed as the National Police Academy (NPA). Later, in 1974, it was named after India's former Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was the man responsible for creating the All India Services and for establishing a training institution to train IPS officers. In 1975, the Academy moved to its current abode at Hyderabad. 
The National Police Academy (NPA) is situated on the Hyderabad - Bangalore highway, 8 kms from the city. It is spread over 277 acres.
It trains officers of the Indian Police Service, who have been selected through the All-India 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, inspectors, Deputy Superintendent of Police is each state's 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 or removed by an order of the President of India.
Apart from the Basic Training Course for IPS officers the Academy conducts three In-service Management Development Programmes for officers of Superintendent of Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police and Inspector General levels of the Indian Police Service; 'Training of Trainers' Courses for the trainers of police training institutions in the country; IPS Induction Training Course for State Police Service Officers; and short specialised thematic courses, seminars and workshops on professional subjects for all levels of police officers. Foreign police officers and other officers belonging to IRS/IAS/IFS/Judiciary/CAPF, public sector undertakings, nationalised banks, insurance companies etc. also attend specialised courses conducted here from time to time. The academy is affiliated to Osmania University for conducting courses on police subjects for IPS officers.
In recognition of the outstanding achievements of the academy and its service to the nation, the academy received the President's Colours on its 40th anniversary on 15 September 1988.
The Academy is headed by a Director, an IPS officer of the rank of Director General of Police (3-star rank) and assisted by 2 Joint Directors of the rank of Inspector General of Police, 3 Deputy Directors of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police, and 20 Assistant Directors. The 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 includes management professors, reader in Behavioural Sciences, reader in Teaching Methodology, medical officers, junior scientific officer, Hindi instructor, photographic officer and chief drill instructor. The supporting staff include administrative, ministerial and medical staff and other Group D employees.
List of Directors
|S.No.||Name||Cadre & Batch||Appointment Date||Left Office|
|1||P L Mehta, IP||West Bengal||15 September 1948||31 January 1954|
|2||Waryam Singh, IP||Punjab, 1941||11 February 1954||5 November 1956|
|3||A R Jayavant, IP||Madhya Pradesh||8 March 1957||16 May 1958|
|4||G K Handoo, IP||United Provinces||17 May 1958||30 October 1960|
|5||B B Banerji, IP||Bihar, 1934||14 March 1961||28 February 1962|
|6||S C Misra, IP||United Provinces, 1933||24 March 1962||7 December 1967|
|7||B B Banerji, IP||Bihar, 1934||1 January 1968||31 January 1970|
|8||A K Ghosh, IP||Bihar||1 February 1970||10 July 1971|
|9||S G Gokhale, IPS||Maharashtra, 1949||1 February 1972||31 July 1974|
|10||S. M. Diaz, IPS||Tamil Nadu, 1949||11 September 1974||28 February 1977|
|11||R D Singh, IPS||Bihar||7 November 1977||4 February 1979|
|12||P A Rosha, IPS||Haryana, 1948||5 February 1979||18 September 1979|
|13||B K Roy, IPS||Odisha, 1948||11 November 1979||31 January 1982|
|14||G C Singhvi, IPS||Rajasthan, 1951||18 February 1983||30 November 1985|
|15||A A Ali, IPS||Madhya Pradesh, 1955||2 December 1985||31 March 1990|
|16||P D Malviya, IPS||Madhya Pradesh, 1957||12 September 1990||31 December 1991|
|17||Sankar Sen, IPS||Odisha, 1960||2 April 1992||31 May 1994|
|18||A P Durai, IPS||Karnataka, 1963||1 July 1994||28 September 1996|
|19||Trinath Mishra, IPS||Uttar Pradesh, 1965||12 June 1996||6 December 1997|
|20||P V Rajagopal, IPS||Madhya Pradesh, 1965||29 June 1998||31 May 2001|
|21||M K Shukla, IPS||Madhya Pradesh, 1966||29 June 1998||31 May 2001|
|22||Ganeshwar Jha, IPS||Uttar Pradesh, 1967||11 July 2002||31 July 2004|
|23||Kamal Kumar, IPS||Uttar Pradesh, 1972||1 October 2004||31 October 2006|
|24||Dr G S Rajagopal, IPS||Rajasthan, 1971||11 July 2002||31 July 2004|
|25||K. Vijay Kumar, IPS||Tamil Nadu, 1975||1 December 2008||5 May 2010|
|26||Rajiv Mathur, IPS||Chhattisgarh, 1974||22 October 2010||30 September 2011|
|27||V N Rai, IPS||Haryana, 1977||2 November 2011||31 December 2012|
|28||Subas Goswami, IPS||Assam, 1977||7 March 2013||8 November 2013|
|29||Aruna Bahuguna, IPS||Telangana, 1979||28 January 2014||28 February 2017|
|30||D R Doley Burman, IPS||Jammu and Kashmir, 1986||1 March 2017||29 March 2019|
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 courses.
- Indian Police Service
- Law enforcement in India
- Indian Police Foundation and Institute
- Bureau of Police Research and Development
- National Crime Records Bureau
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