The Police Training College, West Bengal, was
set up on 11th April, 1948 at Barrackpore lying on the bank of River Ganges. The
Nissan Hut structures left behind by the British Army after the 2nd world war-
II were utilized on ad-hoc basis for the official works and accommodation of the
trainees and instructors. Subsequently, the following Subsidiary Training Center
have been established under the control of PTC, Barrackpore.
From 01 August 2011 "Police Training College,
Barrackpore" is renamed as "Swami Vivekananda State Police Academy , West
The primary objective of the Swami
Vivekananda State Police Academy, West Bengal, is to impart Basic Training to
the officers and men of West Bengal Police and Kolkata Police to
prepare them in such a manner so that they achieve the desired level of Physical
Fitness, Mental Alertness and Professional Skill to serve the people of the
state with courage, conviction, uprightness and dedication.
Mission is to provide training to the Police officers and men of
West Bengal Police and instill values of the highest standards and the best code
of conduct so that they serve the citizens of the community with the highest
The Academy will endeavor to inculcate in them the
integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to the aspiration of the people,
respect for the Human Rights and sensitiveness for the special rights of the
weaker sections of the society.
The Academy has also the objective to arrange In-Service training for the
officers and men to make them aware of the social changes, the changes in
legislations and to bring about a change in their aptitude for serving the
The Academy maintains close contacts with the S.V.P. National Police Academy and
other Police Training Institutions of the country for the improvement of its
training methodology and training curriculum.
The Academy will be a centre for assessment of training needs of the state and
make sincere efforts for the improvement of the functioning of the officers and
men in the field through continuous evaluation of their performance during