Andhra Pradesh Police

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Andhra Pradesh Police Department
Appolice(emblem).png
Logo of the Andhra Pradesh Police Department
MottoSatyameva Jayate
Agency overview
Formed1 November, 1956
Annual budgetRs 3,176 crore [1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionAndhra Pradesh, IN
India Seemandhra locator map.svg
Map of Andhra Pradesh Police Department's jurisdiction
Size162,970 km2
Legal jurisdictionState of Andhra Pradesh
Governing bodyGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
HeadquartersAmaravati

Agency executive
Parent agencyHome Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Website
www.appolice.gov.in

The Andhra Pradesh Police Department is the official law enforcement agency of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Public order and police being a state subject in India,[2] the police force is under the direct control of the Home Minister of the state, currently Nimmakayala Chinarajappa and is headed by the Director general of police, R.P. Thakur.[3]


Andhra Pradesh State Police Cap Badge

History[edit]

The Madras Act XXIV of 1859 which marked the beginning of the Madras Police and shortly later, the Police Act of 1861 instituted the system of police which forms the foundation of modern-day police in India. The "Ceded Areas" of Andhra, as they were popularly known, continued as a part of the Madras Police and it was only in October 1953, after the birth of a separate Andhra State, that the Andhra State Police gained individual existence. Finally with the formation of the Andhra Pradesh on 1 November 1956 integrating the Telugu areas of the erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Andhra State, the modern day Andhra Pradesh Police came into existence. After the bifurcation of the state in 2014, the police force once again bifurcated.[4]

List of Director Generals of Police in Andhra Pradesh[edit]

S. No Name Date of Assumption of Charge
1 Sri. AK Nambiar 1-11-1956 to 2-8-1967
2 Sri. Sivakumar Lal 3-8-1967 to 6-10-1968
3 Sri. Atma Jayaram 7-10-1968 to 6-11-1971
4 Sri. BN Kalyanrao 7-11-1971 to 15-7-1973
5 Sri. A Salam Khan 16-7-1973 to 30-4-1975
6 Sri. K Ramachandra Reddy 1-5-1975 to 31-10-1978
7 Sri. IMV Narayana Rao 1-11-1978 to 31-3-1982
8 Sri. S Ananda Ram 1-4-1982 to 10-4-1983
9 Sri. kg Reddy 11-4-1983 to 21-8-1984
10 Sri. M Mahendar Reddy 22-8-1984 to 16-1-1985
11 Sri. PVG Krishnamacharyulu 17-1-1985 to 28-2-1986
12 Sri. CG Saldana 1-3-1986 to 31-3-1987
13 Sri. PS Rammohan Rao 1-4-1987 to 9-2-1989
14 Sri. Sushil Kumar 10-2-1989 to 23-4-1990
15 Sri. R Prabhakar Rao 24-4-1990 to 28-2-1992
16 Sri. T Suryanarayana Rao 1-3-1992 to 28-2-1994
17 Sri. MV Bhaskar Rao, 1-3-1994 to 16-12-1994
18 Sri. RK Ragaala 16-12-1994 to 31-7-1995
19 Sri. MS Raju 31-7-1995 to 30-11-1996
20 Sri. HJ Dora 30-11-1996 to 18-02-2002
21 Sri. Pervaram Ramulu 18-02-2002 to 31 July 2003
22 Sri. SR Sukumara 31 July 2003 to Information not available
23 Sri. Noel Swaranjit Sen Information not available to 31 December 2006
24 Sri. M A Basith 1 January 2007 to 31 October 2007
25 Sri. SSP Yadav 31 October 2007 to 7 October 2009
26 Sri. R R Girish Kumar 7 October 2009 to 31 August 2010
27 Sri. Aravinda Rao 1 September 2010 to 30 June 2011
28 Sri. V. Dinesh Reddy 30 June 2011 to 29 October 2013
29 Sri. B. Prasada Rao 30 October 2013 to May, 2014
30 Sri. J V. Ramudu May, 2014 to 2016
31 Sri. Nanduri Samba Siva Rao July, 2016 to 30 December 2017
32 Sri. Malakondaiah 31 December 2017 to 30 June 2018
33 Sri. R.P. Thakur 1 July 2018 to present

Incidents[edit]

On 12 May 2017, Andhra Pradesh Police computer's network was attacked by a malware known as WannaCry ransomware attack which was found to be critical.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Budget Analysis 2017-18" (PDF).
  2. ^ "State List" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ Reporter, Staff (2018-06-30). "RP Thakur appointed as new DGP". Times of India. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  4. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Police History".

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