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
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 Arvind kumar jain IPS[1], Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh State
Website
https://uppolice.gov.in/[2]
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

Uttar Pradesh Police (UPP) (Hindi: उत्तर प्रदेश पुलिस,Urdu: اتر پردیش پولیس‎) is the police force of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Police is headed by Director General of Police (DGP) Shri Arvind Kumar jain (IPS) of 1979 Batch. UP Police is the largest police force in the world working under a single command.[2] The Uttar Pradesh Police was formed in 1861 when the Indian Police Act came to enactment . The headquarters of the Uttar Pradesh Police is located in Allahabad since that time, Naini Central Prison is also situated close by, at Naini.

UP Police has recently started a web based online complaint related to Crime Against Women report facility for the women of state. As per the demography of state, this facility provides a simple procedure to report complaint in English and Hindi languages.

=List of Uttar Pradesh Police Chiefs=[edit]

ARVIND KUMAR JAIN – 31-01-2015 ONWARDS

ARUN KUMAR GUPTA – 01-01-2015 TO 31-01-2015

ANAND LAL BANERJEE – 28-02-2014 TO 31-12-2014

RIZWAN AHMAD – 01-01-2014 TO 28-02-2014

DEO RAJ NAGAR – 12-04-2013 TO 31-12-2013

A.C.SHARMA – 19-03-2012 TO 12-04-2013

ATUL – 08-01-2012 TO 19-03-2012

BRIJ LAL – 30-09-2011 TO 08-01-2012

R.K.TIWARI – 31-08-2011 TO 30-09-2011

KARAMVIR SINGH – 23-09-2009 TO 31-08-2011

VIKRAM SINGH – 23-06-2007 TO 23-09-2009

G.L.SHARMA – 15-03-2007 TO 23-06-2007

BUA SINGH – 03-04-2006 TO 14-03-2007

YASHPAL SINGH – 11-01-2005 TO 03-04-2006

V.K.B.NAIR – 28-06-2003 TO 11-01-2005

HAKAM SINGH – 20-03-2003 TO 28-06-2003

R.M.SHUKLA – 20-07-2002 TO 20-03-2003

R.K.PANDIT – 31-07-2001 TO 20-07-2002

M.C.DWIVEDI – 31-07-2000 TO 31-07-2001

SHRI RAM ARUN – 23-12-1999 TO 31-07-2000

K.L.GUPTA – 02-04-1998 TO 23-12-1999

SHRI RAM ARUN – 03-05-1997 TO 02-04-1998

HARIDAS RAO – 24-11-1996 TO 03-05-1997

S.N.P.SINHA – 04-07-1996 TO 24-11-1996

V.S.MATHUR – 31-03-1996 TO 04-07-1996

GIRISH BIHARI – 12-08-1995 TO 31-03-1996

V.S.MATHUR – 30-09-1994 TO 12-08-1995

V.P.KAPOOR – 08-06-1993 TO 30-09-1994

PRAKASH SINGH – 23-12-1992 TO 08-06-1993

S.V.M.TRIPATHI – 30-09-1992 TO 23-12-1992

PRAKASH SINGH – 22-07-1991 TO 30-09-1992

V.K.JAIN – 31-12-1990 TO 22-07-1991

R.P.MATHUR – 30-12-1989 TO 31-12-1990

R.P.JOSHI – 31-07-1989 TO 30-12-1989

HARIMOHAN – 31-12-1988 TO 31-07-1989

R.N.GUPTA – 08-06-1987 TO 31-12-1988

D.S.BHATNAGAR – 31-03-1987 TO 08-06-1987

P.C.KAKKAR – 01-01-1987 TO 31-03-1987

D.K.AGARWAL – 17-09-1985 TO 31-12-1986

J.N.CHATURVEDI – 01-04-1984 TO 17-09-1985

S.C.DIXIT – 25-07-1982 TO 31-03-1984

NARESH KUMAR – 05-03-1982 TO 24-07-1982

NARESH KUMAR – 24-02-1981 TO 04-03-1982

MAHENDRA SINGH – 12-03-1980 TO 23-02-1981

LAL SINGH VERMA – 05-07-1977 TO 11-03-1980

SARVAN TANDON – 27-03-1976 TO 04-07-1977

GOVIND CHANDRA – 16-05-1975 TO 26-03-1976

H.K.KERR – 01-12-1974 TO 15-05-1975

H.K.KERR – 01-12-1973 TO 30-11-1974

A.K.DAS – 05-11-1971 TO 30-11-1973

ISLAM AHMAD – 18-05-1971 TO 04-11-1971

N.S.SAXENA – 20-02-1970 TO 17-05-1971

JIYARAM – 10-04-1967 TO 19-02-1970

SHANTI PRASAD – 17-02-1961 TO 09-04-1967

M.S.MATHUR – 01-04-1954 TO 16-02-1961

T.P.BHALLA – 13-01-1953 TO 31-03-1954

B.N.LAHARI – 27-10-1947 TO 12-01-1953

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 'Bold text 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
  6. Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS)
  7. Intelligence Department
  8. Economic Offences Wing (EOW)
  9. Technical Services
  10. Government Railway Police (GRP)
  11. Police Telecom
  12. Special Task Force (STF)
  13. Uttar Pradesh Fire Service
  14. Traffic Directorate
  15. Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC)
  16. Special investigation team (SIT)
  17. 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.
Barabanki 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 Kotwali. 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
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

Controversies[edit]

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

Equipment[edit]

All the equipment for the UPP are manufactured indigenously by the Indian Ordnance Factories controlled by the Ordnance Factories Board, Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

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