Uttar Pradesh Police

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Uttar Pradesh Police
Uttar Pradesh Police Flag.svg
The official flag of Uttar Pradesh Police
Motto Protection of Good, Destruction of Bad
Agency overview
Formed 1863
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Uttar Pradesh, IN
India Uttar Pradesh locator map.svg
Incorrect MAP: POK shown as part of Pakistan, Leh as Part of China
Legal jurisdiction State of Uttar Pradesh
Governing body Government of Uttar Pradesh
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 1, Sarojni Naidu Marg
Allahabad
Agency executive Sulkhan Singh IPS[1], Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh State
Website
www.uppolice.gov.in
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Uttar Pradesh Police Department or U.P. Police Department is the law enforcement agency of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh headquartered in Allahabad. The Uttar Pradesh Police Department is headed by Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh, IPS of 1980 Batch. UP Police Department is the second largest police department in the world working under a single command.[2] It was formed in 1863 as the Office of the Inspector General of Police, Uttar Pradesh under the Police Act of 1861.

List of Uttar Pradesh Police Chiefs[edit]

55 Sulkhan Singh 22 Apr 2017 (To) Present
54 JAVEED AHMAD 01 Jan 2016 21 Apr 2017
53 JAGMOHAN YADAV 01 Jul 2015 31 Dec 2015
52 ARVIND KUMAR JAIN 31 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2015
51 ARUN KUMAR GUPTA 01 Jan 2015 31 Jan 2015
50 ANAND LAL BANERJEE 28 Feb 2014 31 Dec 2014
49 RIZWAN AHMAD 01 Jan 2014 28 Feb 2014
48 DEO RAJ NAGAR 12 Apr 2013 31 Dec 2013
47 A. C. SHARMA 19 Mar 2012 12 Apr 2013
46 ATUL 08 Jan 2012 19 Mar 2012
45 BRIJ LAL[3][4][5] 30 Sep 2011 08 Jan 2012
44 R. K. TIWARI 31 Aug 2011 30 Sep 2011
43 KARAMVIR SINGH 23 Sep 2009 31 Aug 2011
42 VIKRAM SINGH 23 Jun 2007 23 Sep 2009
41 G. L. SHARMA 15 Mar 2007 23 Jun 2007
40 BUA SINGH 03 Apr 2006 14 Mar 2007
39 YASHPAL SINGH 11 Jan 2005 03 Apr2006
38 V. K. B. NAIR 28 Jun 2003 11 Jan 2005
37 HAKAM SINGH 20 Mar 2003 28 Jun 2003
36 R. M. SHUKLA 20 Jul 2002 20 Mar 2003
35 R. K. PANDIT 31 Jul 2001 20 Jul 2002
34 M. C. DWIVEDI 31 Jul 2000 31 Jul 2001
SHRI RAM ARUN 23 Dec 1999 31 Jul 2000
33 K. L. GUPTA 02 Apr 1998 23 Dec 1999
32 SHRI RAM ARUN 03 May 1997 02 Apr 1998
31 HARIDAS RAO 24 Nov 1996 03 May 1997
30 S. N. P. SINHA 04 Jul 1996 24 Nov 1996
V. S. MATHUR 31 Mar 1996 04 Jul 1996
29 GIRISH BIHARI 12 Aug 1995 31 Mar 1996
28 V. S. MATHUR 30 Sep 1994 12 Aug 1995
27 V. P. KAPOOR 08 Jun 1993 30 Sep 1994
PRAKASH SINGH 23 Dec 1992 08 Jun 1993
26 S. V. M. TRIPATHI 30 Sep 1992 23 Dec 1992
25 PRAKASH SINGH 22 Jul 1991 30 Sep 1992
24 V. K. JAIN 31 Dec 1990 22 Jul 1991
23 R. P. MATHUR 30 Dec 1989 31 Dec 1990
22 R. P. JOSHI 31 Jul 1989 30 Dec 1989
21 HARIMOHAN 31 Dec 1988 31 Jul 1989
20 R. N. GUPTA 08 Jun 1987 31 Dec 1988
19 D. S. BHATNAGAR 31 Mar 1987 08 Jun 1987
18 P. C. KAKKAR 01 Jan 1987 31 Mar 1987
17 D. K. AGARWAL 17 Sep 1985 31 Dec 1986
16 J. N. CHATURVEDI 01 Apr 1984 17 Sep 1985
15 S. C. DIXIT 25 Jul 1982 31 Mar 1984
14 NARESH KUMAR 24 Feb 1981 24 Jul 1982
13 MAHENDRA SINGH 12 Mar 1980 23 Feb 1981
12 LAL SINGH VERMA 05 Jul 1977 11 Mar 1980
11 SARVAN TANDON 27 Mar 1976 04 Jul 1977
10 GOVIND CHANDRA 16 May 1975 26 Mar 1976
09 H. K. KERR 01 Dec 1973 15 May 1975
08 A. K. DAS 05 Nov 1971 30 Nov 1973
07 ISLAM AHMAD 18 May 1971 04 Nov 1971
06 N. S. SAXENA 20 Feb 1970 17 May 1971
05 JIYARAM 10 Apr 1967 19 Feb 1970
04 SHANTI PRASAD 17 Feb 1961 09 Apr 1967
03 M. S. MATHUR 01 Apr 1954 16 Feb 1961
02 T. P. BHALLA 13 Jan 1953 31 Mar 1954
01 B. N. LAHARI 27 Oct 1947 12 Jan 1953

S.G.PEARCE – 01-12-1946 TO 26-10-1947

P.MEABSURES – 28-06-1945 TO 30-11-1946

M.A.INGLIS – 06-07-1940 TO 26-06-1945

R.A.HORTON – 07-11-1937 TO 05-07-1940

A.H.PHILLIPS – 15-03-1937 TO 06-11-1937

R.A.HORTON – 16-06-1935 TO 18-02-1937

S.T.HOLLING – 07-04-1934 TO 15-06-1935

H.R.ROE – 05-11-1933 TO 06-04-1934

S.T.HOLLING – 27-04-1931 TO 04-11-1933

R.J.S.DODD – 05-11-1928 TO 25-03-1931

A.H.WILLIAMSON – 03-05-1928 TO 04-11-1928

R.J.S.DODD – 07-11-1925 TO 02-05-1928

A.D.ASHDOWN – 01-10-1923 TO 06-11-1925

L.M.KAYE – 23-02-1919 TO 30-09-1923

Unit/Wings[edit]

Organizational structure of UPP.

The various units/wings of the U.P Police are

  1. Training Directorate
  2. Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  3. Special Enquiry Cell
  4. Anti Corruption Organization (ACO)
  5. Human Rights Cell (HRC)
  6. Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS)
  7. Intelligence Department (ID)
  8. Economic Offences Wing (EOW)
  9. Crime Cell
  10. Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)
  11. Technical Services
  12. Government Railway Police (GRP)
  13. Police Telecom (Dial 100 Service)
  14. Special Task Force (STF)
  15. Uttar Pradesh Fire Service
  16. Traffic Directorate
  17. Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC)
  18. Special investigation team (SIT)
  19. Radio Headquarter of police

Zones, Ranges and Districts[edit]

A constable of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) Police wearing the traditional garrison cap.
A constable of UP Police wearing a baseball-style cap.
Rajesultanpur Kotwaali.

For the purpose of maintaining law and order in the state, the state of Uttar Pradesh is divided into 8 Police zones. Each zone is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police who is an officer of the Indian Police Service. Each Police zone is constituted by 2 to 3 Police ranges. The following is the list of the police zones.

There are a total of 18 Police ranges in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Each range is headed by an officer of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police. Each Police range is constituted by around 2 to 4 districts. The following are the Police ranges in Uttar Pradesh.

There are totally 75 Police districts in the state. In each district the head of the Police is the Senior Superintendent of Police who is always an officer of the Indian Police Service. In discharge of his duties he is assisted by Additional Superintendents of Police (Addl. S.P.), Deputy Superintendents of Police (Dy. S.P.) who are officers of the Provincial Police Service/Uttar Pradesh State Police Service. The number of Addl. S.Ps and Dy. SPs varies with the size, population, police work or nature of police work in different districts. The number of Addl.S.Ps and Dy.S.Ps in districts like Lucknow, Kanpur Nagar, Agra, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Meerut, Allahabad is considerably more than other districts. Whereas in smaller districts like Baghpat, Kannauj, Mahoba, Chandauli the number of the state police service is relatively lesser.

Typically, a police district in the state corresponds with the administrative district. Though, the head of the Police force in the district is the Senior Superintendent of Police who is always an officer of the Indian Police Service, the ultimate/final responsibility with regard to the maintenance of the law and order in the district lies with the District Magistrate who is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service. The Police district is further sub-divided into Police sub-divisions or Police Circles. A Police Circle is usually headed by an officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. The officer heading the Police Circle/Sub-Division is designated as the Circle Officer (C.O.) in the state of Uttar Pradesh. A Police Circle is usually constituted by 2 to 4 Police Stations. Each Police Station is headed by a Police Inspector. Throughout the state of Uttar Pradesh and other states, especially in North India, there is a main Police Station in the older/main part of the city known as the Kotwaali. The Kotwali covers the main or usually the older part of the town/city under its jurisdiction. Earlier, when the cities and towns were smaller and had lesser population than at present and they hadn't gown in size so much, the Kotwali covered the main town area of the cities or the districts. A police station is also called as a Thana in the local language. The officer in charge of a Police Station is designated as or called as the Station Officer (S.O.) or Station House Officer (S.H.O). He is assisted by various Sub-Inspectors, Assistant Sub-Inspectors, Head-Constables, Constables. There are also a number of Police Chowkis that come under the Police Station. A Police Chowki is under the charge of a Sub-Inspector of Police or an Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police. The regular constabulary carries the bulk of normal beat policing and patrolling.

Following is list of the police zones, ranges and districts befalling under them:

List of the police zones, ranges and districts falling under them
# Zone # Ranges # Districts
1 Lucknow zone 1 Lucknow 1 Lucknow
2 Unnao
3 Sitapur
4 Hardoi
5 Rae Bareli
6 Kheri
2 Faizabad 1 Faizabad
2 Barabanki
3 Sultanpur
4 Ambedkar Nagar
5 Amethi
2 Bareilly zone 1 Bareilly 1 Bareilly
2 Shahjahanpur
3 Pilibhit
4 Badayun
2 Moradabad 1 Moradabad
2 Jyotiba Phule Nagar
3 Rampur
4 Bijnor
3 Meerut zone 1 Meerut 1 Meerut
2 Baghpat
3 Ghaziabad
4 Bulandshahr
5 Gautam Budh Nagar
2 Saharanpur 1 Saharanpur
2 Muzaffarnagar
4 Agra zone 1 Agra 1 Agra
2 Mathura
3 Firozabad
4 Mainpuri
2 Aligarh 1 Aligarh
2 Hathras
3 Etah
4 Kanshi Ram Nagar (Kasganj)
5 Kanpur zone 1 Kanpur 1 Kanpur Nagar
2 Kanpur Dehat
3 Auraiya
4 South Kanpur
5 Kannauj
6 Farrukhabad
7 Etawah
2 Jhansi 1 Jhansi
2 Jalaun (Orai)
3 Lalitpur
6 Allahabad zone 1 Allahabad 1 Allahabad
2 Kaushambi
3 Pratapgarh
4 Fatehpur
2 Chitrakoot (Banda) 1 Chitrakoot
2 Hamirpur
3 Banda
4 Mahoba
7 Varanasi zone 1 Varanasi 1 Varanasi
2 Chandauli
3 Jaunpur
4 Ghazipur
2 Mirzapur 1 Mirzapur
2 Bhadohi
3 Sonbhadra
3 Azamgarh 1 Azamgarh
2 Mau
3 Ballia
8 Gorakhpur zone 1 Gorakhpur 1 Gorakhpur
2 Maharajganj
3 Kushinagar
4 Deoria
2 Basti 1 Basti
2 Siddharth Nagar
3 Sant Kabir Nagar (Khalilabad)
3 Devipatan (Gonda) 1 Gonda
2 Balrampur
3 Shravasti
4 Bahraich
Total zones 8 Total ranges 18 Total districts 73

Selection Process[edit]

Selection of candidates in UP police department, vary with the rank they have applied for. Candidates have to go through different stages of selection procedure like

  • Age Eligibility
  • Educational Qualification
  • Physical Standards
  • Physical test
  • Written Exam
  • Interview

Those, who successfully fill all these criteria, are selected in UP police department.

Controversies[edit]

The Uttar Pradesh Police has been accused of its record of human rights violations due to political pressure.

Equipment[edit]

Most of the weapons in service with the Uttar Pradesh Police Department are locally produced by the Indian Ordnance Factories controlled by the Ordnance Factories Board, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, but now the police has also started inducting various weapons imported by the Ministry of Home Affairs as part of modernisation plans.

Social Media Command & research center

A social media command and research center has been established in Meerut. The center monitors trends in social media that can have impact on law & order situation and advises concerned district and range police chiefs.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UP Police Official website". www.uppolice.gov.in. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "POLICE HEADQUARTERS ALLAHABAD". www.uppolice.gov.in. Retrieved 27 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "New Police Chief for Uttar Pradesh". thehindu.com. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Brij Lal appointed new UP DGP". zeenews.india.com. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "UP polls: Election Commission orders removal of state police chief; BSP cries foul". ndtv.com. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "Meerut gets 2nd social media lab in country after Mumbai - TOI Mobile | The Times of India Mobile Site". m.timesofindia.com. Retrieved 2016-06-19. 

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