Station house officer

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A station house officer (SHO) is the officer in charge of a police station in India and Pakistan. The SHO holds the rank of inspector[1] or sub-inspector.[2] In India, the law permits a station house officer to conduct the investigation of crimes.[3]


  1. ^ "40 inspectors say no to station house officer’s post", The Times of India, 3 January 2014
  2. ^ Puducherry Police Manual
  3. ^ Vadackumchery, James (2000). Human rights friendly police : a myth or reality?. New Delhi: A.P.H. Pub. p. 53. ISBN 9788176481502. Retrieved 18 December 2013.