Deputy inspector general of police

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A Deputy Inspector General of Police is a high-ranking official position. It is considered as high rank in several countries.

India[edit]

Indian Insignia for the Deputy Inspector General of Police

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) or Additional Commissioner of Police is a one-star rank in the Indian Police Service (IPS). The officer holding this rank is above a Senior Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police and under an Inspector General of Police or Joint Commissioner of Police.[1][2] It is roughly analogous to the ranks of commander and assistant chief constable in the UK police service. As per protocol, the DIG rank of police is equivalent to the Brigadier rank of the Indian Army.

Kenya[edit]

In Kenya, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police is a three-star rank of the Kenya National Police Service. (S)he is immediately below the Inspector-General and immediately above the Senior Assistant Inspector-General. Two officers hold this position and they command the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police Service respectively.

Pakistan[edit]

In Pakistan, a Deputy Inspector General of Police is a one-star rank of the Police Service of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka[edit]

In Sri Lanka, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) is senior gazetted officer. It is the third most senior rank in the Sri Lanka Police Service, ranking below a Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG) and above a senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) which were created in the 1980s. A DIG is normally in charge of policing in a police range or province.

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