Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) – UPSC Prelims

  • It was established in 1970 with the objective of modernisation of police forces. It functions under the aegis of Union Home Ministry
  • BPR&D replaced Police Research and Advisory Council formed in 1966.
  • Purpose: It is a nodal national police organisation to study, research and develop on subjects and issues related to policing.
  • In 2008, the Government further decided to create the National Police Mission (NPM) under the administrative control of BPR&D
  • Headquarters: New Delhi.

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