The Haryana Police were formed when the state of Haryana was established after bifurcation from the state of Punjab on 1 November 1966. The organisation is governed by the "Punjab Police rules" which were framed in 1934 . The same police practices being followed by police organisations in North India. At the time when the state of Haryana was established, the organisation had the responsibility for enforcement of the law in 6 districts and had a strength of 12,165 personnel.
Haryana Police comes under direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of Haryana. The Haryana Police is headed by Director General of Police (DGP). For better law enforcement and administration, the haryana police has divided the state into four police ranges and 3 Police Commissionerates - Ambala-Panchkula, Gurgaon and Faridabad. The total headcount of the personnel working in Haryana Police at present is 56,747.