Odisha Police

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Odisha Police
ଓଡ଼ିଶା ପୁଲିସ
Abbreviation OP
Orissa police logo.svg
Emblem of the Odisha Police
Motto We Protect. We Care
ସେବା ଓ ସୁରକ୍ଷା
Agency overview
Formed 1936
Employees 62000
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Odisha, IN
India Orissa locator map.svg
Map of Odisha Police Department's jurisdiction
Size 60,160 square miles (155,800 km2)
Population 41,947,358
Governing body Government of Odisha
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Cuttack, Odisha, India
Agency executive Kunwar brijesh Singh, IPS[1], Director General of Police, Odisha
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Odisha Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Odisha in India. It is headquartered in the erstwhile Capital of Odisha, Cuttack.[2] The Odisha police is headed by a Director General of Police kunwar brijesh singh and falls under the purview of the state Home Department under Government of Odisha. The sanction strength of Odisha Police is about 62000 personnel. Odisha Police recruits one third women in the directly recruited posts of civil constables, sub inspectors and deputy superintendent of police. In terms of representation of women in police, Odisha is among the best in the country.


The Odisha Police has ten Police Ranges including a Railways Range and a Technical Range at Bhubaneswar. The Ranges: The Central Range at Bhubaneswar includes districts of Bhubaneswar Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Puri, Nayagarh, and Khurda. The Northern Range at Sambalpur includes districts of Sambalpur, Bargarh, Bolangir, Sonepur, and Jharsuguda. The Eastern Range at Balasore includes districts of Balasore, Mayurbhanj, and Bhadrak. The Western Range at Rourkela includes districts of Sundargarh, and Keonjhar. The Southern Range at Berhampur includes districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, and Kandhamal. North Central Range at Talcher includes districts of Dhenkanal, Angul, and Deogarh. The South Western Range at Koraput includes districts of Nuapada, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayapada, Malkangiri, and Kalahandi. The Bhubaneswar–Cuttack Police Commissionerate at Bhubaneswar controls the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. The Railway Range is used for the Indian Railways and The Technical Range at Cuttack is used for the Police Transportation Services.

Odisha Police Ranks[edit]

The Odisha Police maintains the following ranks:

  • Director General of Police
  • Additional Director General of Police
  • Inspector General of Police
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police
  • Superintendent of Police
  • Additional Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Police Inspector
  • Assistant Police Inspector
  • Police Sub Inspector
  • Assistant Police Sub Inspector
  • Head Constable
  • Lance Naik
  • Police Constable


  1. ^ "Sanjeev Marik new Odisha police chief". Buseness Standard. Retrieved 6 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "List Of Police Stations (Thana) In Orissa - Orissa Police". indiamapped.com. 2012. Retrieved 3 July 2012. Headquarters of Orissa police is located in Cuttack