Emblem of the Odisha Police
|Motto||We Protect. We Care|
ସେବା ଓ ସୁରକ୍ଷା
|Formed||April 1, 1936|
|Operations jurisdiction||Odisha, IN|
|Map of Odisha Police Department's jurisdiction|
|Size||60,160 square miles (155,800 km2)|
|Governing body||Government of Odisha|
|Headquarters||Cuttack, Odisha, India|
|Parent agency||Government of India Government of Odisha|
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The Odisha Police, abbreviated as either OP or OPS, is the law enforcement agency for the state of Odisha in India. It is headquartered in Cuttack, the former capital of Odisha. The Odisha Police is headed by a Director General of Police, currently Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sharma, IPS, and falls under the purview of the state's Home Department of the Government of Odisha. The sanctioned personnel strength of Odisha Police is 72,145; comprising women as one-third of it total sanctioned strength in the directly recruited posts of civil constable, sub-inspector and deputy superintendent of police. This feat makes it one of the foremost in that aspect among the police services of India.
Along with the formation of Odisha, the "Orissa Police" got its establishment on 1st of April 1936. The department was a force comprising 4000 trained men of all ranks. The Orissa Police Manual Rules (OPMR) was unveiled in 1940 which boasted rules and regulations of the powers, functions and duties of the police department at various levels.
The Odisha Police is organized into ten Police Ranges, most of which are further divided into districts. The Ranges are:
- Northern Range at Sambalpur - Districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, and Jharsuguda
- Eastern Range at Balasore - Districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, and Bhadrak
- Western Range at Rourkela - Districts of Sundargarh, and Keonjhar
- Southern Range at Berhampur - Districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, and Kandhamal
- North Central Range at Talcher - Districts of Dhenkanal, Angul, and Deogarh
- South Western Range at Koraput - Districts of Nuapada, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Malkangiri, and Kalahandi
- Central Range at Bhubaneswar - Districts of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Puri, Nayagarh, and Khurda
- Bhubaneswar–Cuttack Police Commissionerate at Bhubaneswar - Controls the capital city Bhubaneswar and its twin city Cuttack
- Railway Range - used for the Indian Railways
- Technical Range at Cuttack - Used for Police Transportation Services
The Odisha Police has the following organisatorial Divisions:
The Odisha Police maintains the following ranks:
- Director General of Police, IPS
- Additional Director General of Police, IPS
- Inspector General of Police, IPS
- Deputy Inspector General of Police, IPS
- Superintendent of Police, IPS / Deputy Commissioner of Police, IPS (Selection Grade)
- Superintendent of Police, OPS / Deputy Commissioner of Police, OPS (Junior Management Grade)
- Additional Superintendent of Police, IPS / Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, IPS
- Additional Superintendent of Police, OPS / Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, OPS
- Assistant Superintendent of Police, IPS
- Deputy Superintendent of Police, OPS / Assistant Commissioner of Police, OPS
- Inspector of Police, OP
- Sub Inspector of Police, OP
- Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, OP / Havildar Major, OP
- Head Constable / Havildar
- Lance Naik
- Home Guard
Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP)
The Odisha Special Armed Police consists of 8 Odisha Special Armed Police Battalions, 6 Specialized Indian Reserved (IR) Battalions, 4 Social Security (SS) Battalions, 2 Specialized Indian Reserved (IR) Battalions and an Special Security Battalion, working under the Bhubaneswar–Cuttack Police Commissionerate.
History of the OSAP
The Orissa Military Police was formed under the Orissa Military Police Act VII (Government of Odisha) of 1946 which was formed on the 1st of March 1946. Till 1980, the Orissa Military Police was serving the state with its two battalions i.e. the Gurkhas and the Oriyas. After the Orissa Military Police (Amendment) Act 1980, the name “Orissa Military Police’’ was changed to “Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP)”. There after, the department has achieved numerous remarkable feats advacing regularly with latest gadgets, arms and ammunition.
Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF)
The Odisha Industrial Police Force (OIPF) is a security force which was constituted to protect public and private sector industrial undertakings in Odisha. The force was formed under the Odisha Industrial Security Force Act of the Government of Odisha in 2012.
Odisha Auxiliary Police Force (OAPF)
Government of Odisha sanctioned altogether 5600 posts of Special Police Officers (SPOs) keeping in mind of SC and ST's employment in 2008. Currently, the force has a sanctioned strength of 1521 personnel.
Odisha Police Academies
- Armed Police Training Centre, Jharsuguda
- Basic Training Institute, Burla
- Biju Patnaik State Police Academy, Bhubaneswar
- Police Training College, Angul
- Police Training Institute, Jajpur
- Police Training School, Nayagarh
- Range Level Police Training School (RPTS), Koraput
- S.O.G. Training Centre, Chandaka, Bhubaneswar
- Urban Police & Traffic Training Institute, Bhubaneswar
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|FICCI Smart Policing Award||Senior Citizens' Security in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack||2016||FICCI Smart Policing Awards||Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry|
|FICCI Smart Policing Award||Enhancing Women Safety and Security in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack||2016||FICCI Smart Policing Awards||Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry|
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Headquarters of Orissa police is located in Cuttack
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