About Maharashtra Police Academy, Nashik
The Maharashtra Police Academy is a pioneer institution which has completed 100 years in 2007. This institution has a reputation of producing tough and efficient officers since its interception in 1906. It has had the legacy of British Police officers and very senior I.P.S. officers as its head, where the officers trained have performed exceedingly well in the field.
M.P.A. has been awarded the Commemorative stamp by Postal and Communication Dept., Govt. of India in September-2007,an appreciation of M.P.A.’s service to the nation.It is a pride matter of pride that M.P.A. is also an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution, an institution of excellence.
Maharashtra Police Academy, (M.P.A.) which was established in 1906 will be completing a Centenary of its existence in the field of training of Police Officers in 2006. Few institutions in the country can match this unique distinction. Maharashtra Police intends to celebrate the completion of the centenary by organising several programmes in the centenary year. It is proposed to hold a ceremonial parade on the conclusion of the centenary celebrations.
The M.P.A. began as a Police Training School PTS at Pune in the year 1906 but was shifted to its present location at Nashik in the year 1908, when the buildings and other infrastructure for the PTS were ready. The Police Training School was re-designated as Police Training College in the year 1961 after the formation of the Maharashtra State. The State Government further upgraded the PTC to that of Academy in the year 1990 renaming it as Maharashtra Police Academy. The M.P.A. on this occasion was also presented its regimental colours by the State Government.
Ever since its inception in 1906, the M.P.A. has been providing basic training to the Deputy Superintendents and Sub Inspectors of Police of Maharashtra. Before the establishment of the Central Police Training College (now N.P.A.) at the Mt.Abu in Sept. 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.