BPA gets new look amid massive infrastructural development

Published : 01 Apr 2023 10:02 PM

Bangladesh Police Academy (BPA) has got a new look amid massive infrastructural development during the last 14 years since 2009 contributing a lot towards meeting its missions and visions.

Misbah Uddin, additional chief engineer of Public Works Department (PWD), said they have implemented 25 need-based schemes in the BPA at a total cost of around Taka 104.67 crore. Established at Sardah under Charghat Upazila in Rajshahi district in 1912, the BPA has been playing a pioneering role towards enhancing professionalism in policing through need based training.

It has also been developing human resources with sound capability and integrity as the apex training institution of the Bangladesh Police for a long time. Located around 20 miles off the Rajshahi City, the 111-year old BPA is the Alma Mater of police training in Bangladesh.

BPA Principal Mir Rezaul Alam told BSS that they are introducing the trainees with the criminal justice system and contemporary laws, rules and regulations together with practicing discipline and developing sound physical and mental ability.

They are also giving basic ideas and developing expertise related to investigation, public safety, traffic control, public order management, weapon handling, and community policing besides developing leadership.

As a whole, the BPA is mandated to provide holistic knowledge, skill and attitude in policing to produce high quality police officers that are knowledgeable, competent and professional.

The Academy designs and delivers a series of demand-driven training curricula at basic, in-service and specialized levels and courses to address and meet the needs and demands of modern policing as well as policing challenges of the globalised world to achieve the mission.

Changes have been made in police training and the training modules have also been redesigned as Skilled police a must for quality service.

"We want skilled policemen and quality service from the force. It's the responsibility of the police academy to make a skilled force. Bangladesh Police Academy has been playing a key role in this regard," he said.

Engineer Misbah Uddin said ASP quarter, Gymnasium, Second Academic Building, Swimming Pool, Women TRC Barrack, RCC Parade Ground and a new magazine building were constructed in addition to construction of the Bangladesh-India Moitry Bhaban.

A Music School, Non-gazetted dormitory, doctor's quarter, two guest houses, parade ground and saluting Dais and six-storey barrack building were also constructed.

Upward extension works on a new guest house, second academic building and the sixth floor of ASP (probationary), three TRC barrack buildings, OC/DC barrack buildings and women barrack building were also done.

Sardah police Academy was established in 1912 by the then British government for the training of police forces in Assam and Bengal of undivided India.