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Role and Functions
DCPW is a nodal advisory body to the Ministry of Home Affairs for the Police Telecommunication in the country and for laying down technical specifications for communication equipment to be inducted in the police forces in the country
DCPW acts as a nodal agency for coordinating various police communication services of States/UTs/ CAPFs. As a coordinating agency for spectrum/frequency allocation for States/ UTs, the Directorate carried out a review of the spectrum/frequencies allotted. Radio communication security matters for all State/UTs Police and CAPFs are coordinated by DCPW
DCPW is a central distributing authority for cipher documents/devices being used by State Police Organisations
The Directorate provides cipher documents to State Police Organisations and provides cipher cover to classified messages of MHA and other Ministries/ Departments
DCPW is a member of advisory body for frequency allocation to Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) of the Department of Communication and IT
DCPW operates a round the clock Interstate Police Wireless (ISPW) Network through its 31 stations in all States capitals/UTs for delivering emergent messages pertaining to law and order. It has an established HF communication network at its Inter- State Police Wireless (ISPW) stations located in all State capitals and UTs
DCPW imparts training and conducts several courses for proficiency, skill developments, training of trainers etc. for police communication personnel of various ranks of States/UTs/ CAPFs in operational/technical/cipher disciplines through its training institute i.e. Central Police Radio Training Institute (CPRTI) situated in New Delhi
To meet the emergent communication needs of state police organization /CAPFs, the Directorate maintains a reserve stock of radio communication sets
DCPW has a technical workshop entrusted with the responsibility of evaluation & maintenance of HF/VHF radio sets
DCPW has an extensive network of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) spread over the entire country and extending connectivity to all district/state head quarters and national capital Delhi through its satellite based network namely Police Network (POLNET). This satellite based network has been actively involved in facilitating communication among various State Police / CAPFs
Disaster management hub is being operated by DCPW at Siri Fort, New Delhi
DCPW organizes biennial ‘Police Radio Officers Conference’ with an objective to smoothen the coordination, enhance technical skill, augment capacity building and discuss various issues concerning Police Radio officers which is attended by delegates representing police organisations of various States, UTs and CAPFs

Directorate of Coordination Police Wireless