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Kerala Police Academy
Ramavarmapuram Academy
കേരള പോലീസ് അക്കാദമി
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Agency overview
Formed 2004
Jurisdiction State of Kerala
Headquarters Thrissur
Minister responsible Oommen Chandy, Chief Minister of Kerala
Agency executive S. Suresh IPS, Head of KEPA
Website http://www.keralapoliceacademy.gov.in/?page_id=85
To Serve and To Protect

Kerala Police Academy (കേരള പോലീസ് അക്കാദമി) is situated in Ramavarmapuram in Thrissur city which began functioning in May, 2004.[1] The Academy runs full-term basic courses for sub-inspectors, constables, women constables, drivers and telecommunication wing constables. It also runs short-term courses and in-service courses for various ranks. [2]


One of the first professional training colleges for Police department was started in Kerala, when Travancore Maharaja Visakham Thirunal established Trivandrum Police Training School in 1882 to train police forces of Travancore. Primary training like physical drills, marital arts and language training were given, primarily to senior police officials of Travancore Royal Police. In 1943, Police Training college was established, to provide detailed training in criminal investigations and espionage activities. The training college and school were later merged in 1959 after Independence, which remained primary training center for Kerala Police.

In 1998, the E.K Nayanar government sensed the urgency of having a larger campus for accommodating better training facilities for Kerala Police. It was decided to convert the large government estate of Ramavarmapuram in Thrissur city for Kerala Police Academy and construction started. The new facility was opened by A.K Antony, then the Chief Minister of Kerala in 2004.


Spread over an area of 348 acres (1.4 km2), the Academy is designed to have a capacity of training 1950 trainees of various ranks (1500 constables, 400 officers and 50 women constables) at a time, which is one of the highest in India. Built at a cost of Rs 220 million, the Academy has indoor training facility to train 1200 people at a time, a main parade ground of 7.5 acres (30,000 m2) and a sports complex ground of 3.5 acres (14,000 m2). The Academy has got a 300 yards (270 m) firing range. The MT school of the Academy can train 300 drivers at a time. There is also a police dog training center and kennel which can train 18 dogs at a time..[3]

Since its inception, the Academy has trained over 22,000 personnel of various ranks..[4] The main administrative block of the Academy is a building of 90,000 square feet (8,000 m2) floor area. Accommodation at the Academy includes the Senior Officers’ Mess with a capacity of 68, a Subordinate Officers’ Mess with a capacity of 152, and the Mess for the constabulary which can house 900 men. The Academy has got its own hospital, bank and post office.[5] The Academy is headed by an officer of the rank of IGP, assisted by one DIG and five SPs. The responsibility of the overall planning and supervision of training activities of Kerala Police is vested in ADGP (Training) based at Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).


Kerala Police Academy has a Main building of 90,000 Squire Feet. It consists of,

  • An air-conditioned conference hall, can seat 100 delegates.
  • 3 air-conditioned seminar halls, each of 150 capacity
  • 16 big and 7 medium classrooms, 1200 personnel can be seated in indoor classes at the same time.
  • 2 computer labs, each of 50 computers for training.
  • International standard swimming pool
  • Traffic Training School
  • Central Police Canteen

Courses and training[edit]

Kerala Police Academy is conscious of the challenge of transforming Police training to suit the needs of a modern democratic society. Kerala Police Academy is about to revise both the content as well as the methodology of Police training.

Basic training[edit]

Every person who joins Kerala Police will undergo basic training here at the Kerala Police Academy. Every trainee will be taught the following subjects;

  • Computer literacy and network knowledge
  • Advanced Driving and speeding training in various motor vehicles and boats
  • General physical drill, swimming, and musketry
  • General training in wireless technology usage and communication signalling
  • Communication and Crime report writing skills
  • Legal and Law classes
  • Gender and Human rights Management training
  • Weapons and Explosives analysis training
  • Night operations training
  • Prison and Interrogation training
  • Crime scene analysis and basic forensic studies
  • Language training in English, Hindi and Malayalam.

Special training[edit]

KEPA offers various training programs, depending upon specialized police units and specific requirements

Networking and cyber forensic studies[edit]

KEPA has one year diploma training in Networking and Cyber Forensic studies mainly to train cyber police officials in effective management of cyber operations and combating cyber crimes. 3 month long special short term courses on ethical hacking, system data recovery and cyber analytics are also taught

Special operations[edit]

3 month, 6 month and one-year-long special operations techniques are taught to train commandos, special operations group in exercising swift commando operations. A Forensic Science Lab was established to give training in “Scientific Aids to Investigation” at a cost of Rs. 60 lakhs. The Model Police Station in the Academy is a true replica of an actual police station and help trainees in role-play. This will also be a mock police station for trainees and the academy community. Training for other Departments like Excise, Forest, Fire force, Motor Vehicles etc., is also conducting in Academy.


  1. ^ www.keralapolice.org
  2. ^ www.keralapolice.org
  3. ^ www.keralapolice.org
  4. ^ www.keralapolice.org
  5. ^ www.keralapolice.org

Coordinates: 10°33′51″N 76°13′59″E / 10.5642312°N 76.2330306°E / 10.5642312; 76.2330306

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Times of India
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:20:31 -0700

On the sidelines of the passing out parade of sub-inspectors at the Kerala Police Academy here, home minister Ramesh Chennithala said he had met the Union home minister and home secretary earlier this week to discuss the Maoist presence in the state.

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 17:07:21 -0700

He was speaking after taking the salute at the passing-out parade of 259 sub-inspectors who completed training at the Kerala Police Academy, Ramavarmapuram, here, on Saturday. The addition of 259 sub-inspectors into the force would solve the shortage ...


Sun, 08 Mar 2015 17:38:40 -0700

When Vinaya, a civil police officer at the Kerala Police Academy, spoke about organising a match for women, many were apprehensive. But the turnout and the enthusiasm shown by the players was encouraging. “Many of the members in our teams are ...
The Hindu
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:07:42 -0700

The biggest batch of sub inspectors (Sis) ever since direct recruitment of SIs started in 1962 will pass out from the Kerala Police Academy (KPA) at Thrissur on Saturday after a year-long rigorous training. Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala will be ...

The Hindu

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 16:17:39 -0800

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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 17:34:44 -0700

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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:30:00 -0700

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Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:03:45 -0800

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