Patna Police

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Patna Police
पटना पुलिस
Patna Police Logo.jpg
Logo of the Patna Police.
Agency overview
Preceding agency City cum District Police
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* District of Patna in the state of Bihar, IN
Bihar district location map Patna.svg
Areas of Patna Police's jurisdiction in Bihar
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by Government of Bihar
Headquarters India Gandhi Maidan Marg, Patna
Elected officer responsible Manu Maharaaj, SSP
Parent agency Bihar Police
Stations 75[1]
Women Cells 2
Helicopters N/A
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Patna Police (Hindi: पटना पुलिस) is the police service responsible for law enforcement within Patna district, including the capital city of Patna in an Indian state of Bihar.[2][3] Patna Police is the largest police service in the state. Its headquarters are at Gandhi Maidan Marg in Patna.


Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, and policing in Patna is more than 3000 years old. In fact, there are documented historical references to policing practices adopted by the Magadha Empire.

Policing in the Modern era in Bihar began in the year 1862 with the introduction of the Indian Police Act of 1861. Following the creation of the province of Bihar in 1912, the basic structure of police as it exists today in the whole of India was laid.[4]


As of July 2013, Patna Police is commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police, Manu Maharaaj.[5] Districts are further divided into Neighbourhood Policing Teams, each led by an Inspector. The Neighbourhood Policing Team's are responsible for the bulk of the community work undertaken in an area, and look to deal with long term local issues including Anti-Social Behaviour.

Services provided by the Patna Police include:

  • Preventing, detecting and investigating crime;
  • Monitoring and promoting road safety;
  • Maintaining social order;
  • Performing and coordinating search and rescue operations; and
  • Emergency management

Further policing duties performed are traffic control, intelligence analysis and anti-terrorism investigation. The overall mission of the Patna Police is to protect life and property and to detect and prevent crime.

Important posts[edit]

Patna Police is the squad of Bihar Police that holds the responsibility of state capital's law and order.

  • S.S.P. Patna - overall responsibility of storing peace, harmony and well being of society
  • S.P. Rural - Since Patna is a big district with many villages and rural areas under its boundary It becomes one of the most important task of Patna Police to maintain proper peace in those areas.
  • City S.P. - maintain law and order in the city of Patna
  • S.P. Traffic - Road Safety, Accidents, Vehicle security is an important task in order to keep society free from damages.[6]

Helpline numbers[edit]

The following are the helpline numbers of Patna Police.

Office Number Alt. number
Emergency 100
Fire 101
Ambulance 108
Patna Women Police 9470001390 9471006592
Police Control Room 0612-2201975 2201977 / 2201978 / 2219131


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Welcome To The Patna Police of Bihar State
  2. ^ New police headquarters building soon The Times of India. Retrieved Mar 11, 2012
  3. ^ Stage set for anti-Red operations The Times of India, Patna. Retrieved Jun 3, 2013
  4. ^ about us bihar police
  5. ^ 26 SPs shifted; Manu Maharaj is SSP, Patna The Times of India, Patna. Retrieved Mar 26, 2013
  6. ^ about us