The Biju Patnaik State Police Academy (BPSPA), Bhubaneswar has been adjudged the 'Best Police Training Institution' in the country for the year 2020-21 in the gazetted officers’ category.
The Odisha based police academy will get a glittering trophy and a cash reward of Rs 20,00,000 (in the form of grant-in-aid) from the Government of India for the national-level recognition.
The State academy was chosen as the best police training institute from among the institutions of all states and union territories of the country.
The academy has previously won the Union Home Minister's zonal level trophy for the 'Best Police Training Institution' at Eastern Zonal level for the years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2018-19 and 2019-20 in different categories. It is the first time that it got recognition from among similar institutions in the country.
The BPSPA was established in 2005. The academy provides long-duration basic training courses to the direct recruit OPS Officers (DSP) and Sub-Inspectors, Sergeants, Deputy Subedars of Odisha Police after their joining. Till now the academy has trained 65 direct recruit OPS Officers (DSP) in six batches and over 3200 Sub-Inspectors, Sergeants and Deputy Subedars in 24 batches. The academy also trains police ASI, Officers of Excise, Transport (OMVD), Forest, Prison Departments and Central Excise of Government of India. For serving police officers, it conducts in-service training courses in classroom teaching and also online mode on wide-ranging issues.
Over the last few years, lots of qualitative improvement has been brought in the police training by the State academy which has been recognised by the Government of India.