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The Punjab Police (abbreviated as PP) is the police agency responsible for Law enforcement and investigations within the state of Punjab, India. Punjab police has a broad array of specialized services, including the prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law and order and the enforcement of the Constitution of India. Its headquarters are located at Jan Marg, Chandigarh, India.

Punjab Police
AbbreviationP.P.
Mottoਸ਼ੁਭ ਕਰਮਨ ਤੇ ਕਬਹੁੰ ਨਾ ਟਰੋਂ
Shubh karman te kabhun nan taron
(Punjabi:"Let me never deviate from doing a righteous deed")
Agency overview
Formed1861
Employees70000[1]
Annual budget₹4,600 crore (US$ 726 million)[2]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionPunjab, IN
India Punjab locator map.svg
Map of Punjab Police's jurisdiction.
Primary governing bodyGovernment of Punjab (India)
Secondary governing bodyP.P.R. 1934
General nature
HeadquartersChandigarh

Sworn members“To learn what is good, a thousand days are not sufficient; to learn what is evil, an hour is too long.”
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Facilities
Motorcycle, Jeep, Cars, Buses, Trucks3083[3]
Notables
Anniversary
  • 21 October
Website
punjabpolice.gov.in

On September 7, 2011, Punjab Police started a video conferencing service to redress problems of NRIs.[4] The current DGP of the Punjab police is Dinkar Gupta.[5]

Contents

HistoryEdit

After Independence of India, Punjab police was responsible for protection of Indo-Pak as well as Indo-Chinese border before BSF and ITBP were raised.[6]

Rapid Rural Police Response SystemEdit

Punjab to be the first state of India to have Rapid Rural Police Response System which provides City PCR-like response service in rural areas.[7] As Punjab Police adopted Computer-Aided-Dispatch (CAD) system for Dial 100 system, 289 four-wheelers and 724 GPS fitted motorcycles are being used.[8][9]

Punjab Highway PatrolEdit

Punjab Police have global positioning system (GPS) tracker and vehicle registration search device equipped highway patrol vehicles.[10]

Crime Investigation Agency (CIA Staff)Edit

Crime Investigation Agency or CIA staff is a special branch of Punjab Police. The crucial or unsolved criminal cases like smuggling, kidnapping, narcotics, terrorism, murder, etc. are handed over to them. This branch of police is known for its ways to interrogate the culprit who committed the crime.

Night Policing SchemeEdit

Punjab is first state in the country to launch Night policing scheme with independent cadre, command and structure of 4,000 strong police force[11] for prevention of offences at night time.[12]

Punjab Bureau of InvestigationEdit

Punjab Bureau of Investigation was setup in 2019 with 4521 dedicated new posts.[13][14][15] Punjab is the first State of India that have formed Bureau of Investigation and separated law & order duties from investigation functions by bringing all investigation staff of 7,772 under a unified wing command.[16][17] The Bureau of Investigation would conduct investigation into civil and criminal cases registered at various police stations[18] and is equipped with:

  • mobile forensic evidence collection units
  • regional forensic science labs
  • modern cyber crime unit
  • modern interview rooms
  • modern women police stations in all districts[19]

Training centresEdit

Police Recruits Training Centre

Police Recruits Training Centre (PRTC) is located at Jahan Khelan, which is about 10 km from Hoshiarpur on the Una road. PRTC Jahan Khelan is headed by a Commandant. This is a subsidiary training centre of the Punjab Police Academy. It caters to the teaching and training needs of the newly recruited police constables and also organizes several other courses. It is the oldest and premier police training centre of Northern area and is functioning in this campus since November 1947 after shifting from fort Gobindgarh, Amritsar.

Commando training centre

Punjab Police has a commando training centre at Fort Bahadurgarh in Patiala.[20]

Armed BattalionsEdit

  • Punjab Armed Police
  • India Reserve Battalions
  • Punjab Commando Police

The headquarters of the Punjab Armed Police are located at Jalandhar while the India Reserve Battalions are stationed at Sangrur, Amritsar, Patiala, Ludhiana and Jalandhar and the Punjab Commando Police at Bahadurgarh (Patiala) and S.A.S. Nagar (Mohali).

Weapons and EquipmentEdit

PP was equipped with .303 rifles, .410 Muskets, and 561 Sten Guns but modernisation with advanced weapons is now taking place.[2]

VehiclesEdit

Punjab Police have 3083 vehicles[3] and patrol cars like Mahindra Scorpio Getaways[21][22] and Maruti Gypsys.[23] PP also have motorcycles equipped with GPS and Multi Utility Vehicles equipped with GPS and CCTV cameras.[24]

Cyber Crime Cell PunjabEdit

Punjab Police have a dedicated cyber crime cell to deal with cyber crime in the state headed by IG ranked police officer having office in Phase 4, S.A.S Nagar.

Punjab SWATEdit

Punjab Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) was formed in 2010.[25][26] They are usually tasked with protection duties.[27] They are highly trained on the lines of National Security Guard by Israel's Mossad[28] through private company Athena Security, deployed by the Punjab Government.[29] All the commandos are under 28 years of age, thus making them fit and capable of tasks meant for commandos. Their main work is to fight against any terrorist attack if it occurs in Punjab State. They have been trained exclusively in Krav Maga, room intervention, close and open techniques and other secret tactics.[30]

The SWAT is provided with various state-of-art equipment and the latest technology.[31] The teams are provided with:

  • Bullet-proof transport
  • Light weight bullet-proof jackets and helmets
  • Hands-free radio sets
  • Complete anti-trauma body suit with level-2 protection
  • Riot control helmet
  • Gas masks
  • Shock shields
  • Laser guns
  • Gas guns and
  • Pepper gun launcher

Weapons

Major operationEdit

Punjab SWAT very efficiently handled counter-terrorism operation at Dina Nagar[32] Police Station in 2015 Gurdaspur attack[33][34] by killing all 3 suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists.[35]

Commemoration DayEdit

Every year, 21 October is celebrated as Commemoration Day by Punjab Police.[36]

HierarchyEdit

Officers

  • Director General of Police (DGP)
  • Additional Director General of Police
  • Inspector General of Police (IGP)
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police
  • Senior Superintendent of Police
  • Superintendent of Police (SP)
  • Additional Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant SP (IPS) or Deputy SP (PPS)

Sub-ordinates

  • Inspector of Police
  • Sub-Inspector of Police (SI)
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI)
  • Head Constable
  • Senior Constable
  • Constable

Office HoldersEdit

Following is the list of all the major IPS Officeholders in Punjab Police.

Sr. Rank Name Year of Allotment Current Posting Date of retirement
1 Sumedh Singh Saini 1982 [RETIRED FROM SERVICE] 30.06.2018
2 Suresh Arora 1982 [RETIRED FROM SERVICE] 30.09.2018
3 Samant Kumar Goel 1984 On Central Deputation (Addl. Secretary, Cabinet Sectt., Govt. of India, New Delhi). 31.05.2020
4 Mohd. Mustafa 1985 DGP/Punjab State Human Rights Commission, Chg. 28.02.2021
5 Hardeep Singh Dhillon 1985 DGP/Law & Order, Pb., Chg 31.03.2019
6 Jasminder Singh 1986 DGP/IVC, Pb., Chandigarh. 31.08.2019
7 S. Chattopadhayaya 1986 DGP/HRD, Pb., Chg. 31.03.2022
8 Dinkar Gupta 1987 DGP PUNJAB 31.03.2024
9 C. Sita Rami Reddy 1987 DGP/Investigation, Lokpal, Pb., Chg. 31.12.2020
10 M.K. Tiwari 1987 DGP-cum-MD, Punjab Police Housing Corporation, Chandigarh. 28.02.2022
11 V.K. Bhawra 1987 DGP INT 31.05.2024
12 Prabodh Kumar 1988 Director/Bureau of Investigation, Pb., Chg. 31.01.2025
13 Rohit Choudhary 1988 ADGP/PRISIONS 31.03.2022
14 Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota 1988 ADGP/RAILWAY 31.08.2022
15 Sanjeev Kumar Kalra 1989 ADGP/Welfare, Pb., Chg. 28.02.2026
16 Parag Jain 1989 On Central Deputation (Jt. Secy., Cabinet Sectt., Govt. of India, New Delhi.) 31.12.2026
17 Barjinder Kumar Uppal 1991 ADGP-cum-Chief Director, Vigilance Bureau, Pb., Chg. 31.05.2022
18 Balbir Kumar Bawa 1991 ADGP-cum-Comdt. Genl., Punjab Home Guards & Director, Civil Defence, Pb., Chg. 31.08.2019
19 Sharad Satya Chauhan (Dr.) 1992 ADGP/Policy & Rules, Pb.,Chg. 31.03.2028
20 Harpreet Singh Sidhu 1992 ADGP/STF, Punjab, Chg. (Addl. charge of ADGP/Border since ) 31.05.2027
21 Gaurav Yadav 1992 ADGP/Security, Pb., Chg. 30.04.2029
22 Kuldeep Singh 1992 ADGP/Armed Bns., Jalandhar. 31.12.2026
23 Rajinderpal Singh Brar 1992 ADGP/PSPCL, PTL. (Hqrs. at Chg.) 31.05.2019
24 Gurpreet Kaur Deo (Mrs.) 1993 IGP/Prov., Pb., Chg. 31.01.2028
25 Varinder Kumar 1993 IGP/Intelligence, Pb., Chg. (Hqrs. at S.A.S.Nagar.) 31.07.2025
26 Ishwar Singh 1993 IGP/NRI Affairs & Women Welfare, Pb., S.A.S.Nagar. 31.05.2026
27 Jitendra Kumar Jain (Dr.) 1993 IGP/CDO, Pb., BHG., Patiala. 30.09.2028
28 Satish Kumar Asthana 1993 IGP/Modernisation, Pb., Chg. 31.05.2025
29 Shashi Prabha Dwivedi (Mrs.) 1993 IGP/Crime, Pb, Chg. 30.09.2026
30 Rajendra Namdeo Dhoke 1993 IGP-cum-Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana. 30.06.2025
31 Arpit Shukla 1993 IGP/Zonal-2, Punjab, Jalandhar. 30.04.2026
32 Naresh Kumar Dr. 1994 IGP/ Intelligence, Pb,. Chg. (Hqrs. at S.A.S.Nagar.) 30.09.2026
33 Ram Singh 1994 On Central Deputation (Director, Ministry of Textiles, GOI, New Delhi.) 31.05.2029
34 Sudhanshu S. Srivastava 1994 IGP-cum-Commissioner of Police, Amritsar. 31.01.2029
35 Praveen Kumar Sinha 1994 IGP-cum-Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar. 31.05.2030
36 B.Chandra Sekhar 1994 IGP/STF, Patiala Zone and Admn., Pb., Chg. (Also Nodal Officer/STF, Pb.) 31.07.2025
37 Amardeep Singh Rai 1994 IGP/Zonal-1, Pb., Patiala. (with addl. charge of IGP/Vig. Bureau, Pb., Chg.) 31.05.2028
38 Neeraja Voruvuru (Mrs) 1994 IGP/Personnel, Pb., Chg. 30.04.2031
39 Anita Punj (Mrs.) 1994 IGP/Training, Pb., Chg. 31.05.2027
40 Kapil Dev 1995 On Central Deputation (Director, Cabinet Sectt., GOI, New Delhi.) 31.03.2032
41 Pramod Ban 1995 IGP/STF, Jal. Zone Hqrs. at Chg. 30.09.2028
42 Mohd.Faiyaz Farooqui 1995 IGP/Crime, Pb., Chg. 31.03.2027
43 Amit Prasad 1995 IGP/CI, Pb., Chg. 31.07.2028
44 Gautam Cheema 1995 IGP/Law & Order-2, Pb., Chg. 31.05.2031
45 G. Nageswara Rao 1995 IGP-cum-Dir., Vig. Bureau, Pb., Chg. 30.04.2027
46 Paramraj Singh Umranangal 1995 IGP/Policy & Rules, Pb., Chg. 31.12.2025
47 Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu 1995 IGP/IVC, Pb., Chg. 31.12.2018
48 Vibhu Raj (Mrs.) 1996 IGP/EOW, Crime, Pb., Chg. 31.12.2027
49 Rajiv Ahir 1996 On Central Deputation (Counsellor, Community Affairs & Labour, High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur.) 31.03.2027
50 Lakshmee Kant Yadav 1996 IGP/Crime, Pb., Chg. 31.12.2028
51 Pavan Kumar Rai 1997 On Central Deputation (Director, Cabinet Sectt., GOI, New Delhi) 31.10.2030
52 Naunihal Singh 1997 IGP/Cyber Crime, Pb., SAS Nagar. 30.09.2033
53 Arun Pal Singh 1997 IGP/PAP, Jal. (Addl. charge as IGP/Trg., Armed Bns., Jal.) 30.04.2033
54 Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal 1997 IGP/STF, Pb., Border Zone with Hqrs. at Chg. 31.01.2030
55 Nilabh Kishore 1998 On deputation in Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) 28.02.2034
56 Kunwar Vijay P. Singh 1998 IGP/ATS (Intelligence-II), Pb., Chg. (Hqrs. at S.A.S.Nagar.) 30.09.2029
57 Shive Kumar Verma 1998 IGP/EOW, Vig. Bureau, Pb., Chg. 31.10.2031
58 Balkar Singh Sidhu 1998 IGP/STF, Bathinda Zone Hqrs. at Chg. 31.03.2021
59 Gurinder Singh Dhillon 1998 IGP/Law & Order-1, Pb., Chg. 31.05.2024
60 Mohnish Chawla 1998 IGP/Traffic, Pb., Chg. 30.04.2025
61 Surinderpal Singh Parmar 1998 IGP/Welfare, Pb., Chg. 30.09.2026
62 Amar Singh Chahal 1998 IGP/IRB, Pb., Patiala. 31.12.2019
63 Jatinder Singh Aulakh 1998 IGP/Hqrs., Pb., Chg. 31.01.2023
64 Mukhwinder Singh Chhina 1998 IGP/Bathinda Zone, Bathinda. 31.12.2023
65 Rakesh Agrawal 1999 IGP/C.M.Sec., Pb., Chg./SPU 31.12.2035
66 Jaskaran Singh 1999 DIG/Jalandhar Range, Jalandhar. 30.04.2024
67 Yurinder Singh 1999 DIG-cum-Joint Dir., MRS PPA, Phillaur. 31.10.2021
68 Rajinder Singh (Darbhanga) 1999 DIG/Ferozepur Range, Ferozepur. 31.03.2018
69 Dinesh Pratap Singh 2000 On Central Deputation (As Director, Cabinet Sectt., GOI, New Delhi.) 29.02.2032
70 Arun Kumar Mittal 2000 DIG/Training,CPO,Pb,Chg 30.06.2022
71 Kaustubh Sharma (Dr.) 2001 On Central Deputation (Zonal/Deputy Director, Narcotic Control Bureau, New Delhi.) (Zonal Director/NCB, Zonal Unit/Chandigarh since 06.01.2014) 31.03.2032
72 Pradeep Kumar Yadav 2002 AIG/Admin./IT & T, Pb., Chg. 30.06.2037
73 Gursharan Singh Sandhu 2002 DIG/Ludhiana Range, Ludhiana 31.07.2024
74 Kanwar Bahadur Singh 2002 ADC to Governor of Punjab, Chg. 31.08.2020
75 Sukhchain Singh (Dr.) 2003 DIG/Information Technology & Telecommunication, Pb., Chg. 30.04.2037
76 Ashish Choudhary 2003 DIG/Provisioning, CPO, Pb., Chg.. 30.09.2036
77 Surinder Kumar Kalia 2003 DIG/Admn., PAP, Jal. Addl. charge as DIG/Admn., CDO, BHG, PTL. and DIG/PAP-2 & Training, Chg.) 31.12.2021
78 Babu Lal Meena 2004 DIG/Ropar Range, Ropar. (In the rank of SP) 30.06.2032
79 Ranbir Singh Khatra 2004 DIG/Admn., IRB, Pb., PTL. (In the rank of SP) (Addl. charge as DIG/CI, Pb., Chg.) 31.03.2021
80 Tulsi Ram 2004 DIG/Admn., CPO, Pb., Chg. (In the rank of SP) 31.03.2018
81 Harsh Kumar Bansal 2005 On Central Deputation as Joint Deputy Director/ Intelligence Bureau, GOI, New Delhi. 30.09.2038
82 Dilbag Singh 2005 DIG/Training, Pb., Chg. (Current Duty Charge) 31.10.2017
83 Baljot Singh Rathore 2005 DIG/Government Railways Police, Pb., Patiala (Current Duty Charge) 31.12.2026
84 Gurpreet Singh Bhullar 2005 SSP/Jalandhar (Rural) 31.10.2027
85 Hardial Singh Mann 2005 AIG/State Crime Police Station & State Cyber Crime Police Station, SAS Nagar. 31.08.2021
86 Harbaj Singh 2005 AIG/Traffic, Pb., Chg. 31.03.2022
87 Gurpreet Singh Toor 2005 DIG 31.05.2022
88 Surjit Singh 2005 SSP/Ludhiana (Rural) 28.02.2022
89 Harjinder Singh 2005 Comdt., 9th Bn. PAP, Amritsar. 31.10.2017
90 Gurpreet Singh Gill 2005 Supdt./Central Jail, Kapurthala. 31.08.2022
91 Iqbal Singh 2005 AIG/Special Cell, Pb., Chg. 30.11.2017
92 Pawan Kumar 2005 Comdt./RTC, PAP, Jal. 31.01.2019
93 Dhanpreet Kaur (Mrs.) 2006 On Central Deputation Private Secy. to Hon'ble MOS for Social Justice and Empowerment, GOI, New Delhi. (In the rank of Deputy Secy.) 30.04.2039
94 Inderbir Singh 2007 AIG/Policy & Rules, Pb., Chg. 31.07.2040
95 S. Boopathi (Dr.) 2007 SSP/Patiala. 30.04.2036
96 Amrit Brar (Mrs.) 2007 AIG/Commission, Crime, Pb., Chg. 31.10.2019
97 Harcharan Singh Bhullar 2007 SSP/Gurdaspur 31.10.2027
98 Sanmeet Kaur (Mrs.) 2007 AIG/Investigation, BOI, Pb., Chg. 28.02.2041
99 Jagadale Nilambari Vijay (Mrs.) 2008 SSP/U.T., Chandigarh. 30.06.2041
100 Rahul S. 2008 On Central Deputation as SP/National Investigation Agency, Branch Office, Kochi. 31.05.2037

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Punjab police in popular cultureEdit

Punjab police has been frequently portrayed in films. Some of the prominent ones are listed below:

Punjabi FilmsEdit

Hindi FilmsEdit

PraiseEdit

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India praised Punjab Police saying,[36]

I know the difficulties and disaster which overtook the Punjab Police during the period of partition. Your force was depleted terribly and quickly you had to begin from a scratch. After such a partition and the period of communal disturbances a parallel of which is not known, you had to face great difficulties and you have in fact performed miracle in reorganizing your force in such a short time and in such a splendid manner

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Punjab Police Act, 2007

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