About Police Training College
In Travancore a Police Training School was set up in 1882. It was then attached to the Supdt of Police of Travancore. In 1943 the Police Recruits School(PRS) was renamed as Police Training School, and set up in the present P T C Campus Thycaud. A DySP was in charge. It functioned as a training institution for Forest, Jail, Women Police and Civil Service Staff. A post of Senior Law Instructor was created in 1949,In 1959 the Police Training School was upgraded as Police Training College and a Superintendent of Police was posted as Principal. The Basic Training and In-service courses are key Training programmes carried out in PTC. Apart from giving Basic Training, many In-Service Courses such as Refresher courses, Re-orientation courses, Familiarization courses, Cader courses are also being undertaken at PTC. Basic training for Excise Inspectors, Forest Officers are also now being conducted.
TOT Training Programme for Indoor/Outdoor Police personnel, Training Programme for Investigation of various types of cases, Intelligence collection and analysis, Training Programme of criminal Intelligence collection, Training on discrete use of Cyber space/Social media, Centralised Training Programme for CBCID/SBCID staff, TOT for Janamaithri Beat officers, Vehicle maintanence and Behavioural training for drivers, maintanence of Station records, SHOs talent enhancement(SHOT), Courses on investigation of traffic accident cases, TOT Course on NDPS Act and Social Management of drug abuse, Collection of digital evidence and investigation of cyber crimes, course on successful prosecution of cases, iAPS training of Ministerial and Police staff, Orientation programme for Ministerial staff etc are key courses being conducted at PTC.
Police Training College is designated as the South Zone Regional Training Center (SZRTC) by the intelligence bureau. The IB has been imparting training directly with their faculty to the officers from Kerala Police and also officers from other southern states.
Police Training College is one of the study center of Indira Gandhi National Open University. The IGNOU courses offered at PTC are Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice, Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law, Diploma in Para legal practice, Certificate in Anti-human trafficking and Certificate in Human rights etc.