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Bureau of Police Research and Development
पुलिस अनुसंधान एवं विकास ब्यूरो
Agency overview
Formed28 August 1970
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyIndia
Operations jurisdictionIndia
Governing bodyGovernment of India
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersNew Delhi, India
Agency executives
Parent agencyMinistry of Home Affairs
  • Administration
  • Modernisation / Development
  • Training
  • Research & Correctional
  • National Policing Mission

The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) was set up on the 28 August 1970 to further the objectives of the Government of India regarding the modernisation of police forces. It has since evolved into a multifaceted consultancy organisation. At present it has 4 divisions – Research, Development, Training and Correctional Administration.[1]


Functions of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) are different for each of the four divisions and are as follows:

U.S ambassador to INDIA, with officer of BPR&D

Research Division

Development Division

Training Division

Correctional Administration

Directors General

Term Years Parent Cadre Director General Batch (RR) Domicile
1970– Dr. A. Gupta, IAS 1974
S. Venugopal Rao, IPS
K. K. Dave, IPS
S. Tandon, IPS
Madhya Pradesh P. R. Rajagopal, IPS 1948
H. R. K. Talwar, IPS
Gujarat B. R. Kalyanpurkar, IPS 1950
S. K. Malik, IPS
Assam T. A. Subramanian, IPS
Rajasthan V. K. Kaul, IPS 1956
Rajasthan D. P. N. Singh, IPS 1957
Jammu and Kashmir J. N. Saksena, IPS
N. K. Singh, IPS
Manipur G. S. Pandher, IPS 1964
Odisha B. B. Nanda, IPS 1965
V. N. Singh, IPS
31.1.2002– Odisha L. C. Amarnathan, IPS 1968
Punjab Sarabjeet Singh, IPS 1965
Himachal Pradesh Dr. N. C. Joshi, IPS
2005–2007 3 AGMUT Dr. Kiran Bedi, IPS 1972 Punjab
Haryana K. Koshy, IPS 1973 Kerala
–30.9.2010 West Bengal Prasun Mukherjee, IPS 1973
2.10.2010– Uttar Pradesh Vikram Srivastava, IPS 1973
–31.12.2012 Punjab K. N. Sharma, IPS 1978
3.7.2013–31.3.2015 2 Punjab Rajan Gupta, IPS 1978
11.4.2016–30.9.2017 1 Maharashtra Meeran C. Borwankar, IPS 1981
14.7.2018–30.11.2018 4 months Andhra Pradesh N. R. Wasan, IPS 1980
Uttar Pradesh A. P. Maheshwari, IPS 1984
Andhra Pradesh V. S. K. Kaumudi, IPS 1986
25.8.2021–31.3.2024 3 AGMUT Balaji Srivatsav, IPS 1988
27.3.2024–Present Rajasthan Rajeev Kumar Sharma, IPS 1990

See also


  1. ^ "Bureau of Police Research and Development BPR&D Official Government Website". Government of India. Archived from the original on 11 December 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009.