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IPS Training: Period, Schedule, Salary, IPS Officer Training Centre

By Balaji

Updated on: May 16th, 2023

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.

Four Parts of IPS Training

IPS Full form is Indian Police Service, and it deals with maintaining law and order in the country. There are four parts of the IPS training period, namely- the Foundation Couse, Phase I Training, District Practical Training, 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 Training 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 UPSC cadre
  4. Phase II training: SVPNPA, Hyderabad

Read: How Many IPS Officers are Selected Every Year?

Foundation Couse at IPS Training Centre

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) is the IPS training centre for the foundation course. LBSNAA Training Period is for new recruits to All India Services and Group A Central Services. 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 Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, and Indian Police Service.
  • 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 their respective training centre.

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 for 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.

IPS Training Period Salary

Apart from the honor and responsibility associated with serving the nation, one of the crucial aspects candidates consider is the salary and perks that come with the job. The IPS training period salary is around Rs. 15,600-39,100 and Grade pay of Rs. 5,400. After successful completion of the training period IPS officer gets INR 56,100 per month, which includes basic pay and other allowances such as dearness allowance, accommodation allowance, and medical benefits.

While the stipend during the training period may seem modest compared to the salaries received after completing the training, it is important to understand that the training period is an investment in one’s professional growth and future prospects

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, etiquette, 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 Training

There are some indoor subjects that an IPS officer must study during his/her training period. 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 Training Period

Apart from the indoor subjects, some outdoor activities are also mandatory in the IPS Training. The indoor subject mentally prepares the officers while the outdoor activities make the officers physically ready.

  • 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

IPS officers have to choose optional subjects based on their preferences. The UPSC Optional Subjects and the optional subject during the training are different. During the training period, optional subjects mainly aim to enhance the physical, mental, and language skills of the trainee. 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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