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India’s First Coastal Policing Academy Set up in Gujarat

The Union home ministry sanctioned the launch of the National Academy of Coastal Policing (NACP) from a campus of Gujarat's Fisheries Research Centre located in coastal Okha in the newly created Devbhoomi Dwarka district.

India’s First Coastal Policing Academy Set up in Gujarat
It will be India's first national academy to train police forces in safeguarding the Indian shoreline will start functioning from the next month along the Gujarat seafront. The academy will run temporarily for about three years from the fisheries department campus at Okha. In the meantime, a new permanent campus will be created for the academy in Devbhoomi Dwarka district

Features


  • The institution will be created and run by a multi-agency team of paramilitary and defence forces
  • The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) will pilot the establishment and running of the academy, the Border Security Force (BSF), that guards the Indian frontier in Gujarat with Pakistan, the navy and the Coast Guard will form the core to run the academy.
  • The BSF will also provide security to the campus and the navy and the Coast Guard will help design "the training curriculum, providing skilled trainers and ensuring access to jetties and boats" for the trainees of the academy.
  • Gujarat government to provide two interceptor boats to the academy that are stationed by it at Okha for patrolling of the sea by the marine unit of the state police.
  • The academy, that will have faculty from the Navy, Coast Guard and the BSF, will train police personnel and other security agencies staff in maritime laws, seamanship, boat work, navigation, weapons handling, usage of sea guidance and surveillance gadgets and survival skills for long haul operations on the sea or during distress times when they may get stranded in these waters running up to 12 nautical miles from the shore.

Expected Questions

In which of the following states will India's first national academy to train police forces in safeguarding the Indian shoreline be located?
a. Gujarat
b. Maharashtra
c. West Bengal
d. Andhra Pradesh
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