view of the deteriorating law and order situation in Punjab, a need was felt
to train and raise a special combat outfit within in Punjab Police. This
outfit was to be called the EPF and deployed to operate in anti terrorist
and anti-dacoits role, peculiar to Punjab Province.
completion of a successful training syllabus the trained
force moves to its area of responsibility in a particular Range or
district. However, it is of utmost importance that the detailed
Instructions / drills and procedures are known to senior police officers of
that area in order to accrue the maximal benefit from the use of the Force.
The Elite Police Force was to be trained in anti terrorist and anti
dacoits operations on modern lines. They were to be provided all the
practical training possible for operations in urban and rural areas of
To impart training basing on
threat assessment and foster progression towards mission oriented training.
The skills professed should epitomize standards of professional efficiency
by emphasizing on developing religious & moral values, esprit de corps,
self reliance, aggressive spirit and self discipline.