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Central Detective Training School Kolkata

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Central Detective Training School, Kolkata

Bureau of Police Research & Development, M.H.A, Govt. of India


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The idea of setting up CDTS was initially conceived by the late illustrious police officer, Shri B.N. Mallick, the then Director, Intelligence Bureau. The late Home Minister Pt. Govind Ballav Pant encouraged the idea and the School was first incepted in 1956. The Institute was later brought under the aegis of BPR&D.

The CDTS, Kolkata is located in the CFIs building at 30, Gorachand Road, Kolkata 700 014, along with two other Units, viz. the Central Forensic Science Laboratory, and the Central Finger Print Bureau. It is a premier detective training school in India, which imparts training mainly on the scientific aspects of crime case investigation and other police related subjects. This Institute is the oldest of the 5 (five) Central Detective Training Schools, located at Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Ghaziabad & Jaipur.