IPS Training: Duration & Centres for IPS Training

By Durga Prashanna Mishra|Updated : September 22nd, 2022

IPS Training is for the candidates who clear all stages of the IPS exam and are all set to join the Indian Police Service. The first and foremost duty of IPS officers is to maintain law and order in the nation. The IPS training is designed in such a way that it helps the IPS officers to become mentally and physically fit for their roles and responsibilities. The work of an Indian Police Service officer is filled with challenges and the IPS training period prepares the officers to overcome these challenges, so they can give their best to the country.

IPS officer training is known as one of the country's most difficult and dynamic training, as the IPS officers have to take over the civil and armed police forces. During the IPS Training, the officers get a deep sense of self-actualization. Let's discuss the complete training process of IPS officers in the country.

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Four Parts of IPS Training

There are four parts of the IPS training period, namely- the Foundation Couse, Phase I Training, District Practical Traning, and Phase II training. All these four phases of training take place in different locations. The IPS training centre for the foundation course is at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. The Phase I training centre for the IPS officer is at Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad. The District Practical Traning and Phase II Training take place at the respective cadre and SVPNPA Hyderabad, respectively. To Sum Up the IPS officer training in chronological order:

  1. Foundation Couse: LABSNAA, Mussoorie
  2. Phase I training: SVPNPA, Hyderabad
  3. District Practical Training: at the respective cadre
  4. Phase II training: SVPNPA, Hyderabad

We will discuss these four phases of IPS Training in detail below.

Foundation Couse of IPS Traning: LABSNAA, Mussoorie

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) is the IPS training centre for the foundation course. The foundation course is for new recruits to All India Services and Central Services (Group A). It helps the newly recruited IPS officers to gain the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitude to bear the responsibilities of the Indian Police Service.

  • It fosters coordination and cooperation among the various public services like IAS, IFS, and IPS.
  • It boosts the all-around development of the officer trainee.
  • IPS training duration at LBSNAA is of three months.

After the completion of the foundation course, Indian Administrative officers continue their training at the LBSNAA academy, while IPS officers and other officers move to respective training centres.

Phase I IPS Training: SVPNPA, Hyderabad

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad, is the national institute for IPS training. This is the premier training institute for IPS officer trainees. The training period of IPS officers in SVPNPA, Hyderabad is of 11 months. After the completion of training at SVPNPA, the IPS officer trainees are sent to their respective cadres to perform their duties.

District Practical Training of IPS Officer

After completing 11 months of Phase I training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad, the IPS officer trainees have to invest 6 months of training in a district of their cadre. This IPS Training happens between two phases of training at the IPS academy SVPNPA, Hyderabad.

Phase II IPS Training: SVPNPA, Hyderabad

As we have mentioned that the District Practical Training of IPS officers is two phases of training. So, after completing 6 months of District Practical Training, the IPS officers resume Phase II training at SVPNPA, Hyderabad again. Here Phase II IPS training period of only 6 months, where basic training is provided.

Objective of Basic Course in IPS Training

The main aim of the basic course during the training period for IPS officers is to build the capacity to meet the various challenges in the field. The objectives of the training are as follows:

  • Provide professional understanding and knowledge
  • Boost organizational, community, and organizational skills
  • To transform the probationers into leaders of police districts and stations.
  • Overall personality development (habits, etiquettes, character, soft skills, norms, etc.)
  • Build capacity through the matrix of competency, sensitization, and orientation
  • Nurture the right attitudes, human values, and behavior in both personal and professional life.

Compulsory Indoor Subjects for IPS Traning

The compulsory Indoor subjects of IPS training include:

  • Police in Modern India
  • Maintenance of Public Peace and Order
  • Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973
  • Special Laws
  • Indian Evidence Act, 1872
  • Indian Penal Code, 1860
  • Crime Prevention & Criminology
  • Police Leadership and Management
  • Internal Security
  • Ethics and Human Rights
  • Information & Communication Technology
  • Investigation
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Science (Theory and Practicals)

Compulsory Outdoor Subjects During IPS Traning Period

Apart from the indoor subjects, some outdoor activities are also included in the IPS Training, such as

  • Physical Fitness (PT, gymnasium, cross country races up to 20 km, athletics, sports)
  • Swimming
  • Drill
  • Equitation (horse riding)
  • Unarmed combat
  • First Aid and Ambulance Drill
  • Yoga
  • Field Craft & Tactics and Map Reading

Optional Subjects for IPS Training

Some of the optional subjects during the IPS Training include:

  • Police Telecommunications and Control Room Operations
  • Motor Mechanism and Driving
  • Regional language (depending on the cadre)
  • Hindi
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FAQs on IPS Training

  • The IPS officer trainee goes through a very tough schedule of training. IPS Training is the most dynamic training in India. The training period makes the officers ready to lead the civilian police forces and the central armed police forces in all the Union Territories and Indian states.

  • The implementation of the 7th Pay Commission has increased the salary of the IPS officers. During the IPS training, the officer trainee gets around Rs 33,000-35,000. The salary of an entry-level IPS officer is Rs. 56,000, excluding allowances.

  • The foundation course of IPS is of 3 months, Phase I training is of 11 months, District Practical Training is of 6 months, and Phase II training is for one month. So the duration of IPS Training is around 21 months.

  • The compulsory outdoor subjects during the training period of IPS officers include Physical Fitness, 

    Swimming, Drill, First Aid and Ambulance Drill, Field Craft & Tactics and Map Reading, Unarmed combat, Yoga, and Equitation (horse riding).

  • The optional subjects during the IPS officer training are Police Telecommunications and Control Room Operations, Motor Mechanism and Driving, language (depending on the cadre), and Hindi.

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