|Rajasthan Police Service
राजस्थान पूलिस सेवा
Emblem of the Rajasthan Police
|Motto||Committed to serve ( सेवार्थ कटिबद्धता )|
|Superseding agency||Indian Police Service|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
State of Rajasthan, IN
|Map of Rajasthan Police Department's jurisdiction|
|Size||342,239 km2 (132,139 sq mi)|
|Governing body||Government of Rajasthan|
|Agency executive||Manoj Bhatt, IPS IPS, Director General of Police, Rajasthan State|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Rajasthan Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Rajasthan in India. The Rajasthan Police has its headquarters in Jaipur, the state capital. The motto of the force is सेवार्थ कटिबद्धता, which means Committed to serve.
Rajasthan was formed by the merger of the erstwhile princely states. The security and the police forces of the former princely states varied in composition, functions and administrative procedures. Following the merger, the police forces of the princely states united as of January, 1951.
As of 2014 the Rajasthan Police employed 82,193. Over the years Rajasthan Police has firmly and professionally dealt with bandits (dacoits) in the Chambal ravines, organised crime, spies, smugglers, narco-terrorists and subversive elements from across the 1,040 kilometres (650 mi) long border with Pakistan. The Rajasthan Police is headed by the Director General of Police (DGP). Rajasthan is divided into 2 police commissionerate, 7 police range each headed by an Inspector General of Police (IGP). The state is further divided into 40 districts (including 3 rural districts, 2 city districts in Jaipur City and 2 railway police districts), 171 circles, 709 police stations and 788 out-posts. The force had 889 Inspectors, 3366 Sub-Inspectors, 3902 Asstt. Sub-Inspectors, 8867 Head Constables and 52837 Constables and about 700 Indian Police Service (IPS) and Rajasthan Police Service (RPS) officers. Rajasthan also has a cybercrime investigation unit.
Recruitment & Service
Recruitment is generally through the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), which conducts a state-level examination called Rajasthan Administrative Service/Sub-ordinate Services Exam (RAS). After passing the exam, recruits undergo training at RPA Jaipur. They are governed by Rajasthan Service Rules. The nine organisational units are Crime branch, Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC), State Special Branch, Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), Planning and Welfare, Training, Forensic Science laboratory, Telecommunications and Traffic Police.
- "Crime in Rajasthan 2014" (PDF). police.rajasthan.gov.in. State Crime Records Bureau, Rajasthan, Jaipur. Retrieved 5 April 2016.