Sindh Police

The Sindh Police (Sindhi: سنڌ پوليس‎, Urdu: سندھ پولیس‎) is a law enforcement agency established in 1843 under proclamation issued by Sir Charles Napier, who became the conqueror of the State of Sindh by defeating the forces of Talpur rules at battle of Miyani near Hyderabad on 20 March 1843. Ever since its inception, the organization raised on the model of the Royal Irish Constabulary to maintain law and order and law enforcement in Sindh, Pakistan. The department serves an area of ~140,914 km2., and has about ~128,500 police officers and staff to served in the department. Dr. Kaleem Imam is the current Inspector-General, appointed in September 2018.[3]

Department of Sindh Police
Sindhi: سنڌ پوليس
MottoProud to Serve
Agency overview
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionSindh, Pakistan
Sindh in Pakistan (claims hatched).svg
Map of Department of Sindh Police's jurisdiction.
Size140,914 sq. km.
Population479.886 Million
Legal jurisdictionSindh
Governing bodyGovernment of Sindh
General nature
HeadquartersKarachi, Sindh
Agency executive
Parent agencyDepartment of Home, Sindh
Patrol cars210
  • President's Police Medal 1954-86 Pakistan.svg President's Police Medal
    Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal 1951-86 Pakistan.svg Quaid-e-Azam Police Medal

The Sindh Police has been fictionalized as well as dramatized in numerous movies, novels, dramas, and television shows through its history.[4]


After becoming the Governor of Sindh, General Sir Charles Napier established a policy system based on the pattern of the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1843. British Indian Army Officers closely supervised and controlled the force which was consequently more disciplined, efficient and less corrupt. Influenced by the success of Napier's police, the Court of Directors of the East India Company suggested that a common system of police be established on the pattern of the Irish Constabulary.

The British Indian Government set up a Police Commission headed by Mr. H.M.Court in 1860. One of the policy directives to the Police Commission of 1860 was that "though the duties of the police should be entirely civil, not military, the organization and discipline of the police should be similar to those of a military body". The present police system in our country has been established under this Charter. At the time of British Indian Police there was a famous Superintendent of Police from Pirdad (Hazro) in Punjab named Muhammad Umar Khan, who was much decorated.[5]

In October 2010 the government announced that Sindh Police had been given the approval and will be provided with phone-tracking technology to help them tackle kidnapping cases and corruption on the streets of Karachi.[6]


   The Sindh Police has been actively involved in countering human trafficking, drug trade, solving cases (such as murder and abduction) and gang rivalry (as seen in the Lyari Operation).


Armed Sindh Police constable in uniform

Designations of Sindh Police are as follow:[7]

Grade Police Ranks Abbreviations
  • Constable
  • PC
  • Head Constable
  • HC
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector
  • ASI
  • Sub-Inspector
  • SI
  • Police Inspector
  • Inspector
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • ASP
  • DSP
  • Superintendent of Police
  • SP
  • Senior Superintendent of Police
  • SSP
  • Deputy Inspector General
  • DIG
  • Additional Inspector General
  • AIG
  • Inspector General of Police
  • IG


SHO, SDPO, DPO, CPO, RPO and PPO are posts, not ranks. So you may see a lower rank acting as a higher post for some time.[8]

Message of IGP SindhEdit

    With the grace of Allah, I am honored to assume the Command of Sindh Police as the 59th Inspector General. It is indeed a matter of great pride to lead the prestigious organization, well known for its proficiency hard work and great sacrifices. The Martyrs of Sindh Police are our role models and their families are our responsibility.
    My compliments to all the former police chiefs, serving officers, jawans and staff who had, with their hard work and sacrifices, maintained the standards that were appreciated by every segment of the society.
    I strongly believe in the principles of justice and fair play in all policing functions. There is no doubt that Sindh Police has been working very effectively with a view to achieve its goals. It has diligently dealt with crime and terrorism besides maintaining the law & order throughout the province.
    Serving the community without fear of favour and assistance to other law enforcement agencies in providing peaceful environment to the citizens of the province have been the distinctive feature of its commitment.
    To pragmatically overcome the upcoming challenges, organization's priorities shall be:
 a) To sustain the prevailing best practices and continuously improve the procedures to meet the emerging challenges
 b) To proactively contemplate new initiatives by synthesizing workforce centric proposals. And not the least refining working environment, functional efficiency, organizational structure, human resource development and optimum utilization of the assets
 c) To continue its tradition of service to the people along with firm enforcement of law blending professionalism with integrity in courteous manner
   I urge the officers and jawans of Sindh Police to live a life to make a difference where they can. They should be persons who inspire to be their best version and avail the chance to change and improve their performance. Rise by supporting others. Build their dreams before someone hires them to build his own.
   I reiterate again that Sindh Police needs to strive hard to achieve excellence in all realms of policing and ensure a safe and secure environment throughout the province and uphold the rule of law, Sindh Police should politely with service above own self, offer swift assistance and prompt help to all citizens in distress, while saving their lives properties and honour.
   By maintaining the rule of law and with active community participation, Sindh Police can do it, and I am sure that all officers and jawans shall make it happen. Assuring the people of Sindh of all my support with the conviction that together we can make a difference.
   Let our life and performance be a proof that we love our country. Wishing you Godspeed.
                DR. SYED KALEEM IMAM,PSP
                 (TI, QPM, PPM, UNPM, NSC)

Current Organizational StructureEdit

Central Police OfficeEdit

Karachi RangeEdit

Hyderabad RegionEdit

Sukkur RegionEdit

Crime & Investigation BranchEdit

Counter Terrorism Department - CTDEdit

Research/Development and Inspections -RD&IEdit

Rapind Response Force -RRFEdit

Special Branch - SBEdit

Sindh Reserve Police -SRPEdit

Technical and Transport -T&TEdit

Traffic SindhEdit

Training BranchEdit

Special Security UnitEdit

The Special Security Unit (SSU) is one of the specialized counterterrorism and security units of the Sindh Police. It performs the function of counterterrorism operations and provide security to important personalities and institutions. It is a Karachi based unit of Sindh Police, Pakistan and its operational jurisdiction extends to entire area of Sindh. The SSU was established due to the increased security and counterterrorism challenges in the country. It meets the international standards of counterterrorism training and has been directed to deal with the terrorist intimidations. The unit reports to IG Sindh and DIGP Security Mr. Lt(r) Maqsood Ahmed is the founding head of the unit.[9]

Information Technology - I.TEdit

I.T Initiatives in Sindh Police


Service colour Dark blue and red
Uniform colour Black, Khaki

The Sindh Police uses a variety of weaponry. However, these are a few of the most common weapons used.


The most common vehicles used by the Sindh Police are:

Toyota Hilux Single/Double cabin (REVO/Vigo version), Toyota Corolla (2010-2018 version), Mohafiz Internal Security Vehicle, APCs, TROOP CARRIERS, Water Canons.

The Sindh Police is not known to use any aircraft, however there have been rumours that the Police use locally produced UAVs such as the SATUMA Jasoos, for reconnaissance.

Citizens Police Liaison CommitteeEdit

Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) (Urdu: شہری پولیس رابطہ پنچائیت‎) is a public-private relationship, self-funding, Non-Political Statutory organization, established under a notification by the Sindh government. CPLC provides relief and technical support to victims of crime. Fakhruddin G. Ebrahim established the Citizen Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) in 1989, the CPLC works in Karachi and assists citizens in registering the (FIR) if it is refused by police for some reason.

The public takes initiative as a volunteer and report the failing law and order situations to the law enforcement agencies to achieve its objectives.[11][12]

Organization structureEdit

CPLC is distributed among 6 district offices in Karachi, one district office at Hyderabad, decided to establish a district office in Sukkur, where as its main office is located in the Governor House Sindh.[13] A Police core group was established by the IGP Sindh to cooperate among Police and the citizens.[14]

CPLC had previously Ahmed Chinoy as its chief and new chief Zubair Habib has been appointed as a new chief of CPLC.[15] CPLC has established 1102 as its help-line.[16] Makhdoom Ali Khan was member of the Advisory Board of the Citizens Police Liaison Committee (CPLC).


  1. ^ Team, AHK Soft. ":: Sindh Police ::". Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  2. ^ Sindh Police Sanctioned Strength Archived 13 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Inspector Generals of the Sindh Police". Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  4. ^ PTV. "Divergent Image". PTV Drama Serials. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  5. ^ - Sindh Police History Archived 14 September 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 31 October 2010. Retrieved 28 October 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  9. ^ "SSU". Retrieved 29 May 2016.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Sindh governor seeks CPLC chief's resignation: sources". Dawn. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  12. ^ "CPLC, Rangers, police to jointly fight street crime with volunteers' help". Dawn. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Who we are". Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  14. ^ "CPLC-police core group proposed". Dawn. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  15. ^ "New CPLC chief appointed". Dawn. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  16. ^ "CPLC gets new helpline". DAWN. Retrieved 28 July 2016.

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