Madhya Pradesh Police Academy

Madhya Pradesh Police Academy is located at Bhauri near the suburb of Bairagarh, about 25 km from Bhopal city. Bhopal is the capital city of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The academy was established in 2013. It is an Integrated Training Center for all training and capacity-building requirements of the Madhya Pradesh Police and its affiliate organizations. The MPPA campus is situated in an area of about a hundred acres. It is a treasured green landscape of ornamental trees and natural beauty. It is an institution dedicated to training infrastructures for the range of training requirements. The MPPA campus is situated in an area of about a hundred acres. It is a treasured green landscape of ornamental trees and natural beauty. It is an institution dedicated to training infrastructures for the range of training requirements.


The Madhya Pradesh Police Academy came up as an Integrated Police Training Center in 2013, filling up a long standing demand of the Police Training Center at Bhopal, the state capital of MP where most of the police offices are centralized. The Police Training for Deputy Superintendent of Police and Sub Inspectors in Madhya Pradesh was provided at Jawaharlal Lal Nehru Police Academy (JNPA) at Sagar. This institute at Sagar in Bundelkhand area is the forerunner of MPPA as the main police academy of the state of MP, after the Madhya Pradesh state was established in 1956. The Sagar academy however exists since 1908 when the British established a training center in Sagar to cater to the needs of the civilian police in British ruled central Indian territory and more specifically for the British Province of Central Provinces and Berar. The Police Commission popularly known as the Frazer Commission of 1902 had recommended Training Institutions for the Police in India to nurture a more professional police service in India. Through this directive, Training centers at Phillaur in Punjab, Nasik in Maharashtra, Bhagalpur in Bihar, Moradabad in United Provinces and Vellore in Madras Presidency were established. The MP Police academy draws from this legacy of the establishment of training institutions in central India more than a century ago. Apart from JNPA, training facilities in Madhya Pradesh also exist at Rustomji Armed Police Training College (RAPTC) at Indore and at various Police Training




The Madhya Pradesh Police Academy is committed to developing a Training Institution focused on competencies and excellence in police training, holistic education in law enforcement, and policing research and development. The Academy places professional competencies at the Individual and Organizational level to mainstream Accountable, Citizen-Centric, and Service-Oriented police services by inculcating Required Knowledge, Desired Skills, and Appropriate Attitude to achieve the highest standards of professionalism, competence, performance, and service orientation needed for the universal reach and accessibility of human security, dignity, and rights for the citizens, in compliance with the values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

The Madhya Pradesh Police Academy would be developed as a Center of Excellence of Police Training and Capacity Building to achieve a nationally recognized center of best practices. The Academy strives to create a holistic learning environment based on an andrological perspective that prioritizes interactive learning methods and Adult Learning Principles. The Academy will inculcate amongst the police trainees the values to serve the people with best of their abilities, professional competencies, physical fitness, mental alertness, emotional intelligence, the integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to the aspirations of people in a fast-changing social and economic environment, respect for human rights, broad liberal perspective of law and justice, high standard of professionalism, accountability, and public service ethos commensurate with the constitutional ideals. The training would be needed, taking cognizance of field-based professional, capacity building demands, legal standards, best practices, and Police reforms related recommendations. The Academy is designed to develop as a Centre for Research and policy analysis which would involve action-based field research to arrive at better solutions for policing and law enforcement by using evidence-based Innovations and Evaluations translated into capacity building, training, and mentoring programs.

A study of police constabulary on COVID-19 duty in Madhya Pradesh
Authors: Madhya Pradesh Police: Dr. Vineet Kapoor, IPS
IDFC Institute: Neha Sinha, Avanti Durani, Priya Vedavalli, Tvesha Sippy
Event Updates 2023