|Logo of the Rajasthan Police.|
|Motto||Committed to serve|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||State of Rajasthan, IN|
|Map of Rajasthan Police's jurisdiction.|
|Governing body||Government of Rajasthan|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
The Rajasthan Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Rajasthan in India. The Rajasthan Police has its headquarters in Jaipur, the state capital. The motto of the force is Sevarth Katibaddhta, which means Committed to serve.
Rajasthan was formed by the merger of the erstwhile princely states. The security and the police forces of the former princely states varied in composition, functions and administrative procedures. Following the merger, the police forces of the princely states united as of January, 1951.
As of 2011 the Rajasthan Police employed 70,000. Over the years Rajasthan Police has firmly and professionally dealt with bandits (dacoits) in the Chambal ravines, organised crime, spies, smugglers, narco-terrorists and subversive elements from across the 1,040 kilometres (650 mi) long border with Pakistan. The Rajasthan Police is headed by the Director General of Police (DGP). Rajasthan is divided into 8 police zones each headed by an Inspector General of Police (IGP). The state is further divided into 37 districts (including 3 rural districts, 2 city districts in Jaipur City and 2 railway police districts), 171 circles, 709 police stations and 788 out-posts. The force had 889 Inspectors, 3366 Sub-Inspectors, 3902 Asstt. Sub-Inspectors, 8867 Head Constables and 52837 Constables and about 700 Indian Police Service (IPS) and Rajasthan Police Service (RPS) officers.
Recruitment & Service
Recruitment is generally through the Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), which conducts a state-level examination called Rajasthan Administrative Service/Sub-ordinate Services Exam (RAS). After passing the exam, recruits undergo training at RPA Jaipur. They are governed by Rajasthan Service Rules. The nine organisational units are Crime branch, Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC), State Special Branch, Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), Planning and Welfare, Training, Forensic Science laboratory, Telecommunications and Traffic Police.
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