Police Staff College Bangladesh (PSC) is the apex training and research institution of Bangladesh, mainly responsible for imparting quality training to Bangladesh Police, offering professional academic degree and conducting cutting edge researches on criminology related 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 30th November, 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 at Mirpur-14 – the heart of Dhaka- the capital city of Bangladesh.
PSC is governed by the Board of Governors comprising of a high level 13-members body headed by the Honourable Minister, Ministry of Home Affairs. The members are the Secretaries from various Ministries such as Public Security Division, Ministry of Home Affairs; Ministry of Public Administration; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education; Ministry Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs. Members also include 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 Rector, PSC who is also the member secretary of the board.
The Rector is the Chief Executive of PSC who is the Additional Inspector General of Bangladesh Police. The Vice Rector in the rank of Deputy Inspector General acts as Rector in his/her absence. 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. They directly report to the Rector. Besides, PSC has Administration and Finance Branch leaded by a Director in the rank of Superintendent of Police who is directly supervised by the Rector and responsible for providing all administrative supports for smooth functioning of PSC.
PSC’s core 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 is now advancing its infrastructure facilities including vertical extension of administrative and dormitory building.
PSC’s journey from its inception has gradually been very worthy and promising. PSC is now more confident to achieve its strategic vision within the target period. Our present outstanding performances are in line with our assertion. Wehave broadened our network in the international arena, most prominently with Macquarie University, Australia. We are making regular arrangement of SAARC international training course and a number of international conferences/seminars in collaborative partnerships with the international and foreign partners including Sydney’s Macquarie University, Interpol, Singapore’s International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, US Embassy, Australian/Canadian High Commission, Netherlands Embassy, International Association of Women Police (IAWP), German International Cooperation (GIZ) and so on. In this way, PSC is moving towards ‘Endeavour for Excellence’ in order 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.
• Influence and enhance police leadership, prudence and professionalism
• Establish innovative and work-based graduate learning programs
• Provide value and insights on criminological and policing issues
• Promote mutual partnership and networking
• Create a vibrant and quality learning environment