Telangana State Police

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Telangana. State Police Department
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Logo of the Telangana Police Department
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Common nameTelangana State Police
MottoDuty, Honour, Compassion
Agency overview
Formed2 June 2014
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionTelangana, IN
India Telangana locator map.svg
Telangana Police jurisdictional area
Size114,840 km2
Legal jurisdictionState of Telangana
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byGovernment of Telangana
HeadquartersOffice of the Director General of Police, Saifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana -500004
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyHome Department, Government of Telangana
Law enforcementsState Police Head Quarters of Telangana.

The Telangana State Police Department, is the law enforcement agency for the state of Telangana in India. The Telangana State Police has jurisdiction concurrent with the 31 revenue districts of the state which is headed by an officer designated as the Director General of Police who reports to the state government through the Home (Police) Department. The police force was created from the remnants of the Andhra Pradesh Police after Telangana state was formed.

Structure and Organization[edit]

Telangana State Police Recruitment Board[edit]

The Telangana State Police Recruitment Board known as TSLPRB is Responsible for recruitment in Telangana Police Department. TSLPRB is releasing recruitment notification time to time and conducting written examination, Physical test, Medical test, and interviews for selecting best aspirants for their department [2]

Police ranks[edit]

The Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Police designates the following ranks:


  • Director General of Police (DGP)
  • Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)
  • Inspector General of Police (IGP)
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIG)
  • Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
  • Superintendent of Police (SP)
  • Additional Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant SP (IPS) or Deputy SP (TSP)


  • Inspector of Police
  • Sub-Inspector of Police (SI)
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI)
  • Head Police Constable(HC)
  • Senior Police Constable
  • Police Constable(PC)


Each police district is either coterminous with the revenue district, or is located within a number of revenue districts. It is headed by a District Superintendent of Police (or simply called Superintendent of Police). Each district comprises two or more Sub-Divisions, several Circles and police stations.


Each Sub-Division is headed by one police officer of the rank Deputy Superintendent of Police (Officers of Telangana Police Service are directly recruited officers or promoted from lower ranks) or an additional Superintendent of Police (Officers of Indian Police Service). The officer who heads a Sub-Division is known as S.D.P.O. resp. Sub Divisional Police Officer.


A Circle comprises several police stations. An inspector of police who heads a police circle is the Circle Inspector of Police or CI.


Telangana Police SUV

A police station is headed by an inspector (an upper subordinate rank). A police station is the basic unit of policing, responsible for prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of public order, enforcing law in general as well as for performing protection duties and making security arrangements for the constitutional authorities, government functionaries, representatives of the public in different legislative bodies and local self governments, public figures etc.


A Police Commissionerate is a law enforcement body especially in the urban parts of the state. The commissionerate is headed by a Commissioner of Police. Hyderabad City Police, Cyberabad Metropolitan Police and Warangal Police Commissionerate are the local law enforcement agencies for the cities of Hyderabad and Warangal respectively.

Government of Telangana has issued ordinance for new commissionerates at Rachakonda commissionerate, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad, Ramagundam, and Siddipet.


The Director General functions from Police Directorate, located in the DGP headquarters in Hyderabad. He is assisted by a team of senior officers from the ranks of additional DG and IG of police to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG - a post equivalent in rank and status to the superintendent of police)

Insignia of Telangana Police (State Police)[edit]

Indian State Police Gazetted Officer Rank Insignia[3][4][5]
Insignia Assistant Superintendent of Police.png Deupty Superintendent of Police.png
Rank Additional Superintendent of Police Deputy Superintendent of Police
Abbreviation ASP/Addl. SP DSP/Dy. SP
  • Note: Gazetted officers belonging to Indian State Police Service(s) lie between ranks DSP and SP.
  • Officers usually undergo training at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy are awarded IPS to attain Assistant SP rank (1 year of service) but this varies from state to state.
Indian State Police Non-Gazetted Officer Rank Insignia
Insignia Police Inspector insignia.png Assistant Police Inspector.png Police Sub-Inspector.png Assistant Sub-Inspector.png Police Head Constable.pngHead Constable.png Senior Police Constable.pngPolice Naik.png No Insignia¹
Rank Inspector of Police Assistant Inspector of Police2 Sub-Inspector of Police Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Police Head Constable3 Senior Police Constable3 Police Constable
  • ¹ Police Constable has no insignia except the khaki uniform.
  • 2This rank only exists in Maharashtra Police Service
  • 3Shoulder insignia for this rank is used by Maharashtra Police Service
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevron may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police Services.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IPS M.Mahender Reddy appointed as DGP of Telangana[dead link]
  2. ^ "Telangana Police Recruitment 2017".
  3. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Governance of Kerala Police". Kerala Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved 15 August 2017.