Deputy inspector general of police
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A Deputy Inspector General of Police is a high-ranking official position in Police in India and certain other countries.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) is a one-star rank in the Indian police, just below Inspector General of Police. It is a selective rank to which Indian Police Service officers who had successfully served as Senior Superintendent of Police or Deputy Commissioner of Police were promoted. There is no limit to the number of DIGs a state can have and most states have several DIGs. DIGs are in pay band 4 (₹37,400 (US$560) to ₹67,000 (US$1,000)) with grade pay ₹8,900 (US$130).
In Kenya, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police is a three-star rank of the Kenya National Police Service. (S)he is immediately below the Inspector-General and immediately above the Senior Assistant Inspector-General. Two officers hold this position and they command the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police Service respectively.
In Sri Lanka, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) is senior gazetted officer. It is the third most senior rank in the Sri Lanka Police Service, ranking below a Senior Deputy Inspector General of Police (SDIG) and above a senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) which were created in the 1980s. A DIG is normally in charge of policing in a police range or province.
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