Telangana State Police

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Telangana State Police Department
Telangana Police Logo.png
Logo of the Telangana Police Department
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Common name Telangana State Police
Motto Duty, Honour, Compassion
Agency overview
Formed June 2nd 2014
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Telangana, IN
India Telangana locator map.svg
Telangana Police jurisdictional area
Size 114,840 km2
Legal jurisdiction State of Telangana
General nature • Local civilian agency
Operational structure
Overviewed by Government of Telangana
Headquarters Office of the Director General of Police, Saifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana -500004

Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agency Home Department, Government of Telangana
Law enforcements State Police Head Quarters of Telangana.
Website
www.tspolice.gov.in

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 basis of the Andhra Pradesh, when the 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 AP & Telangana Police designates the following ranks:

  • Director General of Police (D.G.P.)
  • Additional Director General of Police (Add. D.G.P.)
  • Inspector General of Police (I.G.)
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police (D.I.G.)
  • Commissioner of Police (C.P)
  • Additional Commissioner of Police(Add.C.P)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police(D.C.P)/Superintendent of Police (S.P.)
  • Additional Superintendent of Police (Add.S.P.)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (D.S.P.)/Assistant Superintendent of Police (A.S.P)/Assistant Commissioner of Police (A.C.P)
  • Police circle Inspector (C.I.)
  • Police Sub Inspector (S.I.)
  • Assistant Police Sub Inspector (A.S.I.)
  • Police Head Constable (H.C.)
  • Police Constable (P.C.)

Districts[edit]

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.

Sub-Divisions[edit]

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.

Circles[edit]

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

Stations[edit]

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.

Commissionerate[edit]

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 City Police 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 Police Commissionerate, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad, Ramagundam, and Siddipet.

Ranks[edit]

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 & 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 Addl.SP/ASP DSP/Dy. SP
  • Note: Gazetted officers belonging to Indian State Police Service(s) lie between ranks DSP and SP.
  • Officers usually officers 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
Abbreviation INS API SI ASI/HCP HC SC PC
  • 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 Service
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevron may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police Services.

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