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Telangana Police

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Common name  Telangana State Police
Formed  June 2nd 2014
Abbreviation  TSP
Operations jurisdiction*  State of Telangana, IN
Telangana Police
Motto  Duty, Honour, Compassion
Legal personality  Governmental: Government agency

The Telangana State Police (Telugu: తెలంగాణ పోలీస్, Urdu: تلنگانہ پولیس), is the law enforcement agency for the state of Telangana in India. The Telangana State Police has jurisdiction concurrent with the ten 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

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Police ranks

The 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(A.C.P)
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police(D.C.P)
  • Superintendent of Police (S.P.)
  • Additional Superintendent of Police (A.S.P.)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (D.S.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

    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.


    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 is the local law enforcement agency for the city of Hyderabad.

    Government of Telangana has issued ordinance for new commissionerates at 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 & IG of Police to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG - a post equivalent in rank and status to the Superintendent of Police)


    Telangana Police Wikipedia

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