The present Recruit Training Centre established in May 2000 is being run from resources of Chandigarh Police. It imparts basic training to newly recruited Constables, in service training courses and trainees of promotion courses. The revised Basic Training Course based on syllabus by BPR&D, New Delhi, for Recruit Constables has been introduced and is now supervised by SSP/Ops and Training, UT , Chandigarh. The revised syllabus has several special features aiming at providing skills to meet the contemporary challenges likely to be faced by a Constable working in a cosmopolitan set up like Chandigarh. The Basic training Course aims to inculcate professionalism, discipline, physical fitness and all-round personality development amongst the recruits. Basic training is divided in two semesters and imparts training in Outdoor and Indoor activities. During the outdoor activities, the skills of Mob. Control, Volley Fire, Squad Drill, P.T. for physical fitness and stout built, UAC exercises and handling of various types of weapons is imparted. During the Indoor classes the knowledge of various amended laws including Indian Penal Code , Criminal Procedure Code, Indian Evidence Act , Local & Special Laws , Community Policing , Criminology , Punjab Police Rules , Administration & Organization , Technical and Scientific Aid in Investigation ,Medical jurisprudence , Disaster Management , RT Procedure and Basic Computer Science etc is being imparted.
Some of the special features of the revised Basic Training course include:-
The following facilities are being provided in the Police Hospital for police personnel and their families:-
i) Police Station attachment to ensure practical exposure to Police Station level functions.
ii) Guest lectures and interaction session with external resource persons/experts.
iii) Specialized modules on contemporary issues like Human Rights, Gender Sensitization and Media relation.
iv) Compulsory exposure to Computers.
v) Film shows both recreational and professional.
vi) Study tours to important establishments/institutions such as Courts, Hospitals, FPB, Phillaur, CFSL, CDTS, ISPW Net etc.:
vii) Compulsory motor driving.:
viii) Meditation, Yoga and inner personality conflict management.
Regular and systematic feed back from trainees enables fine tuned and responsive training schedule.
Experts from various specialized fields e.g. Forensic Science Laboratories, Punjab University, Senior Police Officers, prominent officers/representatives of the society are invited as resource person to whet the knowledge of trainees and to improve their professional skills. Special workshops/modules on various topics like Sensitization of Human Rights, *Custodial Violence, Cyber Crime, Bank fraud, ATM card offences , DNA profiling , HIV/AIDS and latest amendment in law etc. are also conducted from time to time for all ranks up to the Inspector in the RTC.
Till date 14 batches consisting of 1277 constables have undergone rigorous basic training, 3 batches consisting of 55 constables (Wireless Operators) have also been imparted. It is a matter of great honour to mention here that 1st Batch of Upper & Intermediate School comprising of 50/50 trainees (For promotion from ASI to Sub Inspector) and Intermediate School Course (For promotion from Head Constable to ASI) successfully completed on 19.01.2010. Till to date 6 batches of Upper School Course consisting of 195 ASIs and 4 batches of Intermediate School Course consisting of 254 Head Constables have undergone above promotion courses. Due to this effort Chandigarh Police saved a huge of amount which was being paid to other states for training. For development of personality and communication skills, 29 Constables from different units of Chandigarh Police an English Speaking course was conducted in RTC from 13.05.2013 to 31.05.2013.
During the period 1.4.2012 to 31.03.2013, a total of 853 persons – Internship Course for MA-II (Police Administration) Panjab University, 02 days Workshop on Police Ethics and Community Policing, 02 days Course for Inspectors/SHOs on Investigation & Management of Police Station, Human Right, Counselling and Gender Sensitization, Investigation and Police Station Management, Scientific Aid on Investigation and Interrogation Techniques, 02 days workshop on Gender Justice and Equality, 02 days workshop on Anti-Money Laundering and 30 days Refresher Course for Home Guard Volunteers - were imparted training in the Recruit Training Centre, Police Lines, Sector-26, Chandigarh. Besides, 122 newly recruited constables passed out from RTC, Chandigarh. For 96 police personnel, promotional Upper and Intermediate School Course (33 + 63) was conducted in the RTC.
A new approach was adopted in the last training wherein after careful analysis of law and their respective parts being frequently used in the last 10 years in Chandigarh Police was done and a basic stress was that apart from basic definition of law of the important sections of law being often used should be on the tips of the constables.
RTC is facilitated with a Computer Laboratory consisting of 40 computers, Modern Library consisting of 1100 books on different subjects, Hygienic and freshly prepared food facilities, Canteen, Gymnasium, Outdoor and Indoor recreational facilities with games and sports etc. are provided regularly. Further sincere efforts are made by the administration to get RTC approved from Govt. of India for betterment of the training system.