Tag Archives: India

India considers national police university

Establishing a national police university in India, previously suggested in 2008, is back on the table, according to this article. The university would offer degrees, serve as a central repository for police data, conduct research, and develop new policies and … Continue reading

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Money isn’t enough

This column by a police commander in India applauds recent decisions to increase funding for infrastructure and modernisation, but argues that fundamental reforms are needed, since public trust is low, crimes go unreported, and conviction rates are only about 22%. … Continue reading

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Under-reporting of theft in India

Over 90% of thefts in four major Indian cities are not reported by victims, or not recorded by police, according to a victimization study reported in this article. Reasons for non-reporting varied by city: “In Delhi, 30% of respondents felt … Continue reading

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Police staffing low in India

According to this article, police staffing in India is only 1 per 663 residents, far below recommended levels. Despite this, over 20,000 VIPs (very important persons) have police assigned to their personal protection, which pulls almost 60,000 police away from … Continue reading

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Role of parliament in police governance

Here is a link to a new volume from the respected Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces on the role of parliament in police governance. The book provides and compares case studies from 8 countries in Asia … Continue reading

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Education & training proposals in India

This brief article identifies proposals being considered in India to raise education and training requirements for senior police positions, officer-level entry schemes, and constables. The current national government has expressed the intention to emphasize performance over seniority when making assignments … Continue reading

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Fewer chases in Delhi

This article reports a significant decline in traffic chases in Delhi, with more focus on police and bystander safety and on identifying the offender for later prosecution. In contrast to the U.S., these are generally motorbike chasing motorbike incidents that … Continue reading

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