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Message from Director General

Bureau of Police Research & Development is emerging as the National Think Tank on Policing with the cooperation of various agencies and institutions. In continuation to my earlier submissions, as archived below, BPR&D has been facilitating systemic improvements towards qualitative delivery of police services, under overall guidance of Ministry of Home Affairs.

Besides active interface in the policy planning for smart as well as safe city projects, we have also taken huge initiative in capacity building towards gender justice as well as containing crimes against children. Tata Institute of Social Sciences and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights have been our partners in these initiatives.

Recently, we also launched a platform called ‘COPPS’ (Confluence of Organisation Promoting Policing Standards), integrating all the institutions from various fields so as to usher in best practices in policing, including the induction of new technologies. ‘C4C’ (Centre for Citizens), a virtual interface is also under offing to link with responsible citizens who want to be a part of the process of improving police services. This is in tune with the vision to integrate scholars with the police for greater synergies. The first conference of COPPS in the month of May, 2018 witnessed in-depth deliberations on Cyber Security, Cyber-crime, Cyber Forensics, Dark Web, Artificial Intelligence and the Predictive Policing.

Certain important projects that shall fetch much needed impact on the quality of service deliverables by the police agencies are also under progress. They include Impact Assessment of Police Modernization Scheme, Crime VictimisationSurvey, Witness Protection Schemes, Highway Safety, Community Policing, Student Police Cadet scheme, New Draft Police Act (augmentingservice orientation and professionalism).

We are also conceiving a cutting edge level ‘soft skills’ orientation programme across the country, covering all the districts. The police behavior with citizens has been the core issue. The right synergy levels shall definitely evolve to generate a conducive environment for peace and safety.

We look forward to your suggestions and encouragement.

With best wishes,

Dr. A.P. Maheshwari, IPS Director General

'Promoting Good Practices and Standards'