The concept of CPRC is the brain child of Sh. A.A. Siddiqui, IPS, Director General of Police, Punjab (2003-05). He inspired a number of studies and arranged various seminars and conferences to moot this idea. He also headed an Indian Delegation to the United Kingdom where Indo-UK Police Conference was convened in Liverpool in 2003 on Community Policing. Thereafter this concept of CPRC was drafted and implemented in Punjab.
Later on, this concept was given legal status under the Punjab Police Act 2007. Section 14 of the Act describes the concept and implementation of CPRC.
Section 14: “The Senior Superintendent of Police of a district, shall get registered and established Community police resource centre in the district, which may include among other things, streamlining police Service delivery mechanism, and initiatives, aimed at dissemination of information, redressal of public grievances, checking domestic violence, assistance to elders, traffic education and management, child protection, victim relief and checking drug menace.”