Director General of Police

Insignia of an Indian Police Service officer with rank of Director General of Police

In India, the Director General of Police (DGP) is a three-star rank and the highest ranking police officer in Indian States and Union Territories. All DGPs are Indian Police Service (IPS) officers. The DGP is usually the head of the state police force in every Indian state in which case the officer is called State Police Chief, which is a cabinet selection post. Vis-a-vis other All India Services it is equal in rank to the Head of Forest Forces for the Indian Forest Service. There may also be additional officers in the state who hold the rank of DGP. Common appointments for such officers include Director of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau, Director General of Prisons, Director General of fire forces and civil defence, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Police Housing Society etc. Additionally officers who hold the rank of DGP may have commensurate appointments in central government organisations such as Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Director SVPNPA, DG Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) etc. The rank insignia of a Director General of Police or Commissioner of Police (in Delhi) is the national emblem over crossed sword and baton.[1][2]

List of Police Chiefs of States and Union Territories of India

Police Commissioner of Pune, India, in 2010. Her insignia indicates her rank of DGP or Additional DGP.
Police Chiefs of States
S.No State Headquarters Name of Police Chief Batch[3]
1 Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada N Sambasiva Rao, IPS [4] 1981
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar S Nithianandam, IPS[5] 1986
3 Assam Guwahati Mukesh Sahay, IPS[3] 1984
4 Bihar Patna P K Thakur, IPS[6] 1980
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur A N Upadhyay, IPS [7] 1985
6 Goa Panaji Muktesh Chander, IPS[8] 1988
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar P P Pandey, IPS[9] 1980
8 Haryana Panchkula Kushal Pal Singh, IPS[10] 1985
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla Sanjay Kumar, IPS[11] 1985
10 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar(May-Oct) and Jammu(Nov-Apr) K Rajendra Kumar, IPS[12] 1984
11 Jharkhand Ranchi D K Pandey, IPS[13] 1984
12 Karnataka Bengaluru Om Prakash, IPS[14] 1981
13 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Lokanath Behera, IPS[15] 1985
14 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Rishi Kumar Shukla, IPS[16] 1983
15 Maharashtra Mumbai Praveen Dixit, IPS[17] 1977
16 Manipur Imphal L M Khaute, IPS[18] 1985
17 Meghalaya Shillong S K Jain, IPS[19] 1984
18 Mizoram Aizawl Thianghlima Pachuau, IPS[20] 1987
19 Nagaland Kohima L L Doungel, IPS[21] 1987
20 Odisha Cuttack Kunwar Brajesh Singh, IPS[22] 1981
21 Punjab Chandigarh Suresh Arora, IPS[23] 1982
22 Rajasthan Jaipur Manoj Bhatt, IPS[24] 1977
23 Sikkim Gangtok Avinash Mohananey, IPS[25] 1985
24 Tamil Nadu Chennai Ashok Kumar, IPS[26] 1982
25 Telangana Hyderabad Anurag Sharma, IPS[27] 1982
26 Tripura Agartala K Nagaraj, IPS[28] 1983
27 Uttar Pradesh Allahabad Javeed Ahmad, IPS[29] 1984
28 Uttarakhand Dehradun M A Ganapathy,
29 West Bengal Kolkata Surajit Kar Purkayastha, IPS[31] 1985
Police Chiefs of Union Territories
S.No Union Territory Headquarters Name of the Police Chief Batch
1 Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair Sudhir Yadav, IPS
2 Chandigarh Chandigarh Tajender Singh Luthra, IPS[32] 1990
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli Silvassa Manish Kumar Agrawal, IPS[33] 1996
4 Daman and Diu Daman Manish Kumar Agrawal, IPS[33] 1996
5 Lakshadweep Kavaratti
6 National Capital Territory of Delhi Delhi Alok Kumar Verma, IPS[34] 1979
7 Puducherry Puducherry P Kamaraj, IPS[35] 1987

See also


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