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.


Indian Insignia for the Deputy Inspector General of Police

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.[1] There is no limit to the number of DIGs a state can have and most states have several DIGs.[1][2][3] DIGs are in pay band 4 (37,400 (US$560) to 67,000 (US$1,000)) with grade pay 8,900 (US$130).[1]


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 Pakistan, a Deputy Inspector General of Police is a one-star rank of the Police Service of Pakistan.

Sri Lanka[edit]

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.


  1. ^ a b c "Indian Police Pay Rules, 2007" (PDF). DOPT. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Indian Police Service - Modern ranks and rank badges - IPS Exam - Indian Police Services (IPS) Exam Notification - UPSC Exams". Retrieved 11 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "About Us, Mumbai Police". Mumbai Police. Retrieved 11 August 2010.