Jammu and Kashmir Police

The Jammu and Kashmir Police or JKP, was established in 1873 and is the law enforcement agency, having primary responsibilities in law enforcement and investigation within Jammu and Kashmir in India.

Jammu & Kashmir Police
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The Jammu & Kashmir Police Patch
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Logo of the Jammu & Kashmir Police
Common nameJK Police
AbbreviationJKP
MottoA Saga of Sacrifice and Courage[1]
Agency overview
Formed1873[2]
Employees83,000 (Uniformed)[3]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionJammu and Kashmir, India
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Map of Jammu & Kashmir Police's jurisdiction.
Size85,806 square miles (222,240 km2)
Population12,548,926
Legal jurisdictionJammu and Kashmir
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersPeer Bagh, Srinagar (May to October) Gulshan Ground, Jammu (November to April)
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyGovernment of Jammu & Kashmir
Units
Districts
Notables
Significant operation
  • Law Enforcement
Website
www.JKPolice.gov.in

HistoryEdit

The first specific Jammu & Kashmir police force came into existence in the year 1873 with one police officer known as Kotwal and 14 Thanedars for Srinagar City. This police force would control crime and take care of law and order situations with help of Chowkidars and Harkars, who were paid by the population out of their annual agricultural produce on a voluntary basis.

It was in 1913 that the state requisitioned the service of an Imperial Police (IP) officer on deputation and appointed Mr Broadway as the first Inspector General of Police in June, 1913. He continued to be Police chief up to 1917 and was followed by other IP officers.

Since then the Police in J&K has undergone several re-organizations, The employee strength of Police in J&K in the year 1889-90 was 1040, which further rose to 1570 in the year 1903 and forty years later, in 1943-44, the strength of J&K Police was 3179 and at present it has exceeded 83000 mark.[6]

Organizational structureEdit

 
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh saluting the Guard of Honor.

Jammu and Kashmir Police comes under direct control of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The Jammu and Kashmir Police is headed by Director General of Police (DGP) who is always a senior IPS officer.[7]

Special agenciesEdit

HierarchyEdit

Officers

  • Director General of Police (DGP)
  • Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)
  • Inspector General of Police (IGP)
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG)
  • Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)
  • Superintendent of Police (SP)
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP)

Sub-ordinates

  • Inspector
  • Sub-Inspector (SI)
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI)
  • Head Constable
  • Selection Grade Constable
  • Constable
  • Special Police Officer (SPO)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://jkpolice.gov.in
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "SP Vaid Removed As Jammu And Kashmir Police Chief". NDTV.com. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid removed, Director General of Prisons Dilbagh Singh to take over". The Financial Express. 6 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 October 2018. Retrieved 26 January 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ Jammu & Kashmir Police