Director of National Police Academy (NPA) Aruna Bahuguna interacting with IPS Trainee Officers on the eve of their passing out parade on the academy premises in Hyderabad on Thursday

Hyderabad: The cyber crooks in the country will soon feel the heat as the police force is getting set to put an end to the menace of online crimes. The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy’s National Digital Crime Resource and Training Centre (NDCRTC), which is the only facility of its kind in India, will train 2,000 policemen over the next two years in investigating cyber crime, according to an official. The training of serving police officials and investigating personnel will start from December this year.

Academy director Aruna Bahuguna told reporters on Thursday that since IPS officers have only a supervisory role, the facility will roll out courses to train officers who actually investigate the cyber crimes. With cyber experts from various agencies and institutions, it will also provide training to personnel of other law enforcing agencies like customs, revenue intelligence and income tax in dealing with the cyber crimes.

According to academy's deputy director H K Kusumakar, the department of electronics and information technology in the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is funding the centre to the tune of Rs 3.68 crore for two years. The centre is currently designing course curriculum and study material. The course duration will range from one day to two weeks.