महाराष्ट्र राज्य पोलिस
|Logo of Maharashtra Police|
(Sanskrit:"To protect good and to Punish evil")
|Employees||Superintendents of Police: 282
Deputy Superintendents: 523
Police Inspectors: 3522
Assistant Police Inspectors: 3123
Sub Inspectors: 6230
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||State of Maharashtra, IN|
|Map of Maharashtra Police Department's jurisdiction|
|Governing body||Government of Maharashtra|
|Elected officer responsible||R. R. Patil, Home Minister|
|Agency executive||Sanjeev Dayal IPS, Director General of Police, Maharashtra State|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
It has one of the largest police forces in the country, having about 10 Police Commissionerates and 35 district police units in the state. The Maharashtra Police force has a strength of nearly 1.95 lakh. It also has 1.5 lakh women in its force.
Following are the special units of the Maharashtra Police.
- State Intelligence Department (S.I.D.): It came into existence in 1905 as C.I.D. (Intelligence Wing) and was renamed to its current name in 1981. It is headed by Commissioner of Intelligence.
- Maharashtra State C.I.D.: This Crime Branch was established in 1905 and is headquartered in Pune. It is headed by the Additional Director General Police.
- Anti-Terrorism Squad (A.T.S.): This unit was created by the Government of Maharashtra in 2004 for countering terrorism. It works in coordination with Central Agencies such as Intelligence Bureau and RAW.
- Highway Traffic Police: This branch was created in 1993.
- State Reserve Police Force (S.R.P.F.): The SRPF was raised on 6 March 1948 as a Special Armed Police Force of the State of Maharashtra.
- Training Directorate
- Protection of Civil Rights Cell
- Motor Transport Unit: This was established in 1948 to cater to the needs of mobility of Maharashtra Police.
- State Police Wireless : Established before 1947.
- Anti-Corruption Bureau: The ACB was constituted in 1957 with a view to eradicate the bribery and corruption in the state.
The Maharashtra Police maintains the following ranks:
- Director General of Police
- Additional Director General of Police
- Inspector General of Police
- Deputy Inspector General of Police
- Superintendent of Police
- Additional Superintendent of Police
- Deputy Superintendent of Police
- Assistant Superintendent of Police
- Police Inspector
- Assistant Police Inspector (Only in West Bengal and Maharashtra Police)
- Police Sub Inspector
- Assistant Police Sub Inspector
- Head Constable
- Police Naik
- Police Constable