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 Maharashtra Police Academy
November 3, 2007

Maharashtra Police Academy

A commemorative postage stamp on the Centenary of the Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA), Nashik :

Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA), NashikMaharashtra Police (महाराष्ट्र पोलीस)Issued by India

Issued on Nov 3, 2007

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to release the stamp on Maharashtra Police Academy.

Credits :
& FDC : Kamleshwar Singh

Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp with TL (Traffic Light), Mint Condition

Colour : Multi color

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

About : 

  • Maharashtra Police Academy was established in 1906. It began as a Police Training School at Pune and was shifted to its present location at Nasik in around 1909. After bifurcation of old Bombay State into Maharashtra & Gujarat states in 1960, the Police Training School was renamed as Police Training College. It was upgraded to the present status i.e. Maharashtra Police Academy, Nasik in the year 1990.
  • The Academy is located on a 267 acre campus at Nashik on Nashik Trimbak Road. The Academy has three buildings of old European architecture, which came in to existence at the time it was shifted from Pune 1908. The Academy has a modern small arms firing range and a multi channel Fire Arms Training Simulator (F.A.T.S.).
  • The main object of setting up this institution was to impart basic training to the candidates for appointment as Police Sub Inspectors and Dy. Supdt. of Police.
  • As per the recommendations of Police Commission, various developments have taken place to improve the infrastructure and to upgrade the status of the head of the institution and faculty members. The post of the Principal, Police Training College was elevated to the rank of Dy. Inspector General of Police in the year 1974. Thereafter again the post of the Director Deputy Inspector General of Police was elevated to the rank of Spl. Inspector General of Police in the year 1993.
  • Apart from providing induction training to the directly recruited Dy. Supdt. of Police, the Academy also gives familiarization training to I.P.S. Officers on joining the state cadre. The Academy also provides facilities for training to the Dy. Ss.P. & P.S.Is. of Goa State on request.
  • Before the establishment of the Central Police Training College at Mt. Abu in September 1948, the officers of the Indian Police borne on the strength of Bombay Province (which included areas of Gujarat, Sindh Pakistan and parts of present day Karnataka) were also trained on joining the service at P.T.S., at Nashik. Since Gujarat was a part of the erstwhile Bombay State till creation of separate State of Gujarat and Maharashtra in 1961 many senior officers of that cadre too were trained in this Academy. Officers of Goa, Pondicherry and Dadra & Nagar Haveli have also been trained from time to time at this institution. Thus M.P.A. has been the alma mater of several officers of different ranks who have gone on to serve various parts of the country with distinction.
  • The Maharashtra Police Academy is a pioneer training institution, which has completed 100 glorious years of its formation, producing tough and efficient officers trained in this Academy have performed exceedingly well in upholding the law and order and serving the people, thereby contributing a great deal to our society.
  • Text : Based on material provided by Maharashtra Police Academy.
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