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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. 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,[1] 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. DGP-ranked officers wear Gorget patches on their collar which have a dark blue background with a leaf-like structure stitched on it, similar to ADGs and IGs. [2][3]

List of current Chiefs of Police Forces in the States and Union territories of IndiaEdit

Police Chiefs of States
S.No. State Headquarter Name of Police Chief Batch[4]
1 Andhra Pradesh Amaravati Damodar Gautam Sawang, IPS [5] 1986
2 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar S. B. K. Singh, IPS[6] 1988
3 Assam Guwahati Kuladhar Saikia, IPS[4] 1985
4 Bihar Patna Gupteshwar Pandey, IPS[7] 1987
5 Chhattisgarh Raipur D. M. Awasthi, IPS [8] 1986
6 Goa Panaji Pranab Nanda, IPS[9] 1988
7 Gujarat Gandhinagar Shivanand Jha, IPS[10] 1983
8 Haryana Panchkula Manoj Yadava, IPS[11] 1988[12]
9 Himachal Pradesh Shimla S. P. Mardi, IPS[13] 1984
10 Jammu and Kashmir Srinagar (May-Oct) and Jammu (Nov-Apr) Dil Bagh Singh, IPS 1987
11 Jharkhand Ranchi D. K. Pandey, IPS[14] 1984
12 Karnataka Bengaluru Neelamani Raju, IPS[15] 1983
13 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Lokanath Behera, IPS[16] 1985
14 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal V. K. Singh, IPS[17] 1984
15 Maharashtra Mumbai Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, IPS[18] 1985
16 Manipur Imphal L. M. Khaute, IPS[19] 1985
17 Meghalaya Shillong S. K. Jain, IPS[20] 1984
18 Mizoram Aizawl Balaji Srivastava, IPS[21] 1988
19 Nagaland Kohima T. John Longkumer, IPS[22] 1991
20 Odisha Cuttack Rajendra Prasad Sharma, IPS[23] 1986
21 Punjab Chandigarh Suresh Arora, IPS[24] 1982
22 Rajasthan Jaipur Dr. Bhupendra Singh Yadav, IPS 1986
23 Sikkim Gangtok Avinash Mohananey, IPS[25] 1985
24 Tamil Nadu Chennai J. K. Tripathy, IPS[26] 1985
25 Telangana Hyderabad M. Mahender Reddy, IPS[27] 1986
26 Tripura Agartala K. Nagaraj, IPS[28] 1983
27 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow O. P. Singh, IPS[29] 1983
28 Uttarakhand Dehradun Anil Kumar Raturi, IPS[30] 1986
29 West Bengal Kolkata Virendra, IPS 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[31] 1990
3 Dadra and Nagar Haveli Silvassa Manish Kumar Agrawal, IPS[32] 1996
4 Daman and Diu Daman Manish Kumar Agrawal, IPS[32] 1996
5 Lakshadweep Kavaratti
6 National Capital Territory of Delhi Delhi Amulya Patnaik, IPS[33] 1985
7 Puducherry Pondicherry S. Sundari Nanda, IPS[34] 1988

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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