Punjab Police (India)

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Punjab Police
ਪੰਜਾਬ ਪੁਲਿਸ
Abbreviation P.P.
Punjab Police (emblem).JPG
Logo of Punjab Police
Motto ਸ਼ਬ ਕਰਮਨ ਤੇ ਕਬਹੁ ਨਾ ਟਰੋ
"Shubh karman te kabhu na taro"
(Punjabi:" I may never deviate from doing a good deed")
Agency overview
Formed 1861
Employees 30000
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Punjab, India
India Punjab locator map.svg
Map of Punjab Police's jurisdiction.
Governing body Government of Punjab (India)
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Chandigarh
Sworn members “To learn what is good, a thousand days are not sufficient; to learn what is evil, an hour is too long.”
Agency executive Sumedh Singh Saini, Director General of Police
Punjab Police official website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Punjab Police is responsible for policing in the state of Punjab, India. The mission of Punjab Police is the prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law and order and the enforcement of the Constitution of India. The current chief of Punjab Police is Sumedh Singh Saini.

On September 7, 2011, Punjab Police started a video conferencing service to redress problems of NRIs.[1]

Training centres[edit]

Police Recruits Training Centre

Police Recruits Training Centre (PRTC) is located at Jahan Khelan, which is about 10 km from Hoshiarpur on the Una road. PRTC Jahan Khelan is headed by a Commandant. This is a subsidiary training centre of the Punjab Police Academy. It caters to the teaching and training needs of the newly recruited police constables and also organizes several other courses. It is the oldest and premier police training centre of Northern area and is functioning in this campus since November 1947 after shifting from fort Gobindgarh, Amritsar.

Commando training centre

Punjab Police has a commando training centre at Fort Bahadurgarh in Patiala.

Armed Battalions[edit]

  • Punjab Armed Police
  • India Reserve Battalions
  • Punjab Commando Police

The headquarters of the Punjab Armed Police are located at Jalandhar while the India Reserve Battalions are stationed at Sangrur, Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar and the Punjab Commando Police at Bahadurgarh (Patiala) and S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali).

Insignia of Punjab Police[edit]

Indian State Police Gazetted Officer Rank Insignia
Insignia SSP State Police.png SP State Police.png Assistant Superintendent of Police.png Deupty Superintendent of Police.png
Rank Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police
Abbreviation DCP or SSP DCP or SP ADL.DCP or ASP ACP or DSP
  • Note: Gazetted officers belonging to Indian State Police Service(s) lie between ranks ACP/DSP and DCP/SSP.
    • To gain promotion to ADL.CP/DIG rank, officers undergo training and hence are awarded IPS.
Indian State Police Non-Gazetted Officer Rank Insignia
Insignia Police Inspector insignia.png Assistant Police Inspector.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.pngHead Constable.png Senior Police Constable.pngPolice Naik.png No Insignia¹
Rank Inspector of Police Assistant Inspector of Police2 Sub-Inspector of Police Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Police Head Constable3 Senior Police Constable3 Police Constable
  • ¹ Police Constable has no insignia except the khaki uniform.
  • 2This rank only exists in Maharashtra and Mumbai Police Service[2][3]
  • 3Shoulder insignia for this rank is used by Maharashtra and Mumbai Police Service[2][3]
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevron may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police Services.

Weapons and Equipments[edit]

Commemoration Day[edit]

Every year, 21st October is celebrated as Commemoration Day by Punjab Police.[4]


Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India praised Punjab Police saying,[4]

I know the difficulties and disaster which overtook the Punjab Police during the period of partition. Your force was depleted terribly and quickly you had to begin from a scratch. After such a partition and the period of communal disturbances a parallel of which is not known, you had to face great difficulties and you have in fact performed miracle in reorganizing your force in such a short time and in such a splendid manner

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Punjab". Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre. Retrieved 8 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.mahapolice.gov.in/mahapolice/jsp/temp/html/policerank.pdf
  3. ^ a b https://mumbaipolice.maharashtra.gov.in/hierarchy.asp
  4. ^ a b Police Commemoration Day

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