Police Staff College Bangladesh (PSC) is the apex training and research institute of Bangladesh Police. It is responsible for imparting quality training to Bangladesh Police, offering professional academic degree and conducting cutting edge researches on criminological issues for the improvement and operational performance of police and the community to make our place safe and secured.
PSC has come to light as a statutory organization in 2002 under the Police Staff College Act, 2002, through an auspicious inaugural by the Honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on November 30, 2000. It is the first of its kind in the South Asia region. It has a beautiful landscape of approximately 19.5 acres of land located at Mirpur-14 – the heart of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.
PSC is governed by the Board of Governors composed of a high level 13-members body headed by the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs. The dignitary members include Secretaries of Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Public Administration; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education and Ministry Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, the Inspector General; Rector, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centers (PATC); Commandant, Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC); Vice Chancellor, Jahangirnagar University; Additional Secretary, Cabinet Division and the Rector, PSC who is the member secretary of the board.
The Rector, Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police, is the head of the executive of PSC. The Vice Rector in the rank of Deputy Inspector General assists the Rector in regards to academic, research and training matters and all administrative concerns. PSC has two functional wings: Training Wing and Academic & Research Wing headed by two Member Directing Staff (MDS) – MDS (Training) and MDS (Academic & Research) respectively in the rank of Additional Deputy Inspector General of Bangladesh Police. Both MDSs are guided by the Rector for their areas of responsibilities. Besides, PSC has Administration and Finance Branch for the support services to the other wings. A Director in the rank of Superintendent of Police provides all administrative supports to smooth functioning of PSC according to the directives of the Rector and Vice Rector.
PSC’s core training program is primarily internal (on campus), but it has a strategic vision to offer distance education programs as well. The duration of the core programs differs but is generally ranging from 2-3 weeks. PSC conducts courses in collaboration with national and international partners too.
PSC’s Academic and Research Wing are engaged in pursuing academic endeavours and conducting cutting edge research across a range of eco-social, criminological, security, policing and counter-terrorism issues. Further, PSC’s Training Wing offers high quality professional training to enhance sound managerial capability, operational commanding skill and sharp farsightedness with a commitment to develop sound professionalism of the police personnel.
PSC’s journey since its inception has gradually been very worthy and promising. It is now advancing its infrastructure facilities such as new eco-friendly academic hub and vertical extension of dormitory building etc. PSC is moving forward and endeavouring for excellence with a vision to establish it as the regional and global ‘think tank’.
PSC’s Vision, Mission, Values and Goals:
Vision: To enhance professionalism in policing through need based training and applied research
Mission: To develop human resources with sound capability and integrity to modernize policing within the framework of national development policy
Values: learning, innovation, readiness, integrity and teamwork.
• To influence and enhance police leadership, prudence and professionalism
• To establish innovative and work-based graduate learning programs
• To provide value and insights gained from security, criminology and policing research to the national and international platforms
• To promote mutual partnership and networking
• To create a vibrant and quality learning environment