The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has recently celebrated its Golden Jubilee Anniversary.
- The Bureau of Police Research and Development was raised on 28th August, 1970, through a resolution of Ministry of Home Affairs with a mandate to promote excellence in policing, promote speedy and systematic study of police problems, apply science and technology in the method and techniques by the Police.
- It replaced Police Research and Advisory Council (1966), with the primary objective of modernisation of police force. The Government of India also decided to create National Police Mission under the administrative control of BPR&D to transform the police forces in the country.
- BPR&D is also ensuring the administration of prison reforms in India.