Bihar Police

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Bihar Police Department
Bihar Police Logo.png
Logo of the Bihar Police
Agency overview
Formed 1935
Employees Superintendents of Police:
Deputy Superintendents:
Police Inspectors:
Assistant Police Inspectors:
Sub Inspectors:
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Bihar, IN
India Bihar locator map.svg
Map of Bihar State Police jurisdiction.
Governing body Bihar Government
General nature • Local civilian agency
Headquarters Old Secretariat, Patna- 800015

Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
  • KS Dwivedi IPS[1], Director General of Police

The Bihar Police Department is the law and order municipal police force for the state of Bihar in India.

Organizational structure[edit]

Bihar Police comes under direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of Bihar. The Bihar Police is headed by a Director General of Police (DGP; three-star rank). The state is divided into four zones (Patna, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Bhagalpur), each commanded by an Additional Director General (Addl. DGP; three-star rank) or an Inspector-General (IGP; two-star rank). Each zone is divided into two to three ranges, each commanded by a Deputy Inspector-General (DIGP; one-star rank). Within each range are anywhere from three to six districts, each under a Superintendent of Police. Patna is under a Senior Superintendent of Police.[2]

Ladli Cops[edit]

An initiative in Community Policing for safety of Women. The CID Branch of Bihar Police under the Leadership of Sri Alok Raj IPS ADG (CID) in association with Mr. Roushan Kumar and Dr. Suman Lal founders Ladli Foundation came up with the concept of having Women Community Police to provide a safe and secure atmosphere to the inhabitants. Also to make women become familiar with Police and deeply understand the police system to invoke their taboo to interact with police station/ policemen. For this initiative, volunteer from girls studying in different colleges of Patna were identified and trained. Each of these girls were provided with ID Cards authorised by Bihar Police and are called Ladli Cops.[3]


All the equipment of the Bihar Police are manufactured indigenously by the Indian Ordnance Factories controlled by the Ordnance Factories Board, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

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