Director general of police

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Insignia of an Indian Police Service officer with rank of Director General of Police

In India, the Director General of Police (abbr. DGP) is the highest ranking police officer in an Indian State or Union Territory. DGP typically heads the state or UT police force, who in case, are also called State Police Chief. DGP is appointed by the Cabinet from the Indian Police Service and they hold a three-star rank.

There may also be additional officers in the state who hold the rank of DGP. Common appointments for such officers include Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Director General of Prisons, Director General of fire forces and civil defence,[1] Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Housing Society etc. Additionally officers who hold the rank of DGP may have commensurate appointments in central government organisations such as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Director SVPNPA, DG Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) etc. The rank insignia of a Director General of Police or Commissioner of Police (in Delhi) is the national emblem over crossed sword and baton. DGP-ranked officers wear Gorget patches on their collar which have a dark blue background with an oak leaf pattern stitched on it, similar to ADGs and IGs.[2][3]

List of current Chiefs of Police Forces in the States and Union territories of India[edit]

Police Chiefs of States
S.No. State Headquarters Name of Police Chief Batch[4]
1 Andhra Pradesh Mangalagiri Damodar Goutam Sawang, IPS [5] 1986
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar R. P. Upadhyaya, IPS[6] 1991
3 Assam Guwahati Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, IPS[4] 1988
4 Bihar Patna S. K. Singhal, IPS 1988
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur D. M. Awasthi, IPS[7] 1986
6 Goa Panaji Mukesh Kumar Meena, IPS[8] 1989
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar Ashish Bhatia, IPS[9] 1985
8 Haryana Panchkula Manoj Yadava, IPS[10] 1988
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla Sanjay Kundu, IPS [11] 1989
10 Jharkhand Ranchi M. V. Rao, IPS[12] 1987
11 Karnataka Bengaluru Praveen Sood, IPS[13] 1986
12 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Lokanath Behera, IPS[14] 1985
13 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Vivek Johri, IPS[15] 1984
14 Maharashtra Mumbai Hemant Nagrale, IPS[16][17] 1987
15 Manipur Imphal L. M. Khaute, IPS[18] 1985
16 Meghalaya Shillong R. Chandranathan, IPS[19] 1986
17 Mizoram Aizawl S. B. K. Singh, IPS[20] 1988
18 Nagaland Kohima T. John Longkumer, IPS[21] 1991
19 Odisha Cuttack Bijay Kumar Sharma, IPS[22] 1986
20 Punjab Chandigarh Dinkar Gupta, IPS[23] 1987
21 Rajasthan Jaipur Mohan Lal Lather, IPS 1987
22 Sikkim Gangtok Shankar Rao, IPS[24] 1987
23 Tamil Nadu Chennai J. K. Tripathy, IPS[25] 1985
24 Telangana Hyderabad M. Mahender Reddy, IPS[26] 1986
25 Tripura Agartala V. S. Yadav, IPS[27] 1987
26 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow H. C. Awasthi, IPS[28] 1985
27 Uttarakhand Dehradun Ashok Kumar, IPS[29] 1986
28 West Bengal Kolkata Virendra, IPS 1985
Police Chiefs of Union Territories
S.No Union Territory Headquarters Name of the Police Chief Batch
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair Satyendra Garg, IPS 1987
2 Chandigarh Chandigarh Sanjay Bainiwal, IPS[30] 1989
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Daman Manish Kumar Agrawal, IPS[31] 1996
4 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar (May-Oct) and Jammu (Nov-Apr) Dil Bagh Singh, IPS 1987
5 Ladakh Leh S. S. Khandare, IPS[32]
6 Lakshadweep Kavaratti Shibesh Singh, IPS
7 National Capital Territory of Delhi Delhi S. N. Srivastava, IPS[33] 1985
8 Puducherry Pondicherry Ranvir Singh Krishnia, IPS 1989

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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