The Student Police Cadet (SPC) Project is a school-based initiative
by Kerala Police, implemented jointly by the Departments of Home and
Education, and supported by Departments of Transport, Forest, Excise and
Local Self-Government. The project trains high school students to
evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by inculcating in them
respect for the law, discipline, civic sense, empathy for vulnerable
sections of society and resistance to social evils. The project also
enables youth to explore and develop their innate capabilities, thereby
empowering them to resist the growth of negative tendencies such as
social intolerance, substance abuse, deviant behavior, and
anti-establishment violence. Equally, it strengthens within them
commitment towards their family, the community, and the environment.
The Project was launched on August 2, 2010 in 127 high schools/higher
secondary schools across Kerala, with 11,176 students, both boys and
girls, enrolled as Cadets and 254 teachers trained as school-level
Community Police Officers (CPOs). The project was gradually expanded to
more and more schools due to immense popularity and ready acceptance by
schools, teachers, students, parents, civil society, alike. As on
today i.e., by October 2019, as many as 702 schools located in 19 police
districts of Kerala with a combined strength of 60,000 cadets and 1404
CPOs have implemented the project.
Union Home Minister has announced on 21st July, 2018, that the SPC
project developed by the Kerala Police has been selected for
implementing in all the States and Union Territories of India. His
announcement came during the inauguration of SPC project in Haryana.
1.To mould a generation of youth who willingly respect and abide by Law, and who practice
civic sense, democratic behavior and selfless service to society as the natural way of
2.To facilitate development of good health, physical and mental fitness, self-control and
discipline in youth, thereby enhancing their capacity for hard work and personal
3.To enable youth to work with police and other enforcement authorities including Forest,
Transport, and Excise in preventing crime, maintaining law and order, promoting road
safety, and improving internal security and disaster management.
4.To develop social commitment in youth and empower them against deviant behavior in
themselves and others, thereby preventing growth of social evils such as drug and alcohol
abuse, intolerance, vandalism, separatism, and terrorism in society.
5.To enable youth to explore and develop their inner potential in achieving success, by
inculcating in them leadership, teamwork skills, innovative thinking and problem solving
6.To increase knowledge and understanding of effective use of Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) among youth, preventing its negative influence and enabling them to
benefit from the vast potential of ICT.
7.To motivate youth to develop secular outlook, respect for other's fundamental rights and
willingness to carry out their fundamental duties as enshrined in the Constitution of
India by developing in them qualities of Patriotism, Open-mindedness, Large-heartedness,
Inclusiveness, Capability and Effectiveness (POLICE).