The Department came into existence in February 1946, initially as ‘Inspectorate of Wireless’ and was later accorded the status of Directorate of Coordination (Police Wireless), a subordinate organization, under Ministry of Home Affairs in 1950.
It is entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating for developing and establishing the Police Telecommunication Network in the country and also to advise MHA on all Police Telecommunication matters, predominant being round the clock communication between the Centre and State/UT capitals through a network of 31 Interstate Police Wireless Stations located in the State/UT capitals.
The Directorate also runs a Central Police Radio Training Institute which was initially started as a small training school for the in-service training requirements of DCPW personnel. This was later upgraded into a full-fledged National Level Police Wireless Training Institute in 1971 to cater to the needs of States/CPOs and other security organizations to improve the efficiency of their technical and operational manpower.
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