Telangana Police

Telangana State Police
తెలంగాణ పోలీస్

تلنگانہ پولیس

Common name Telangana State Police
Abbreviation TSP

Seal of Telangana Police

Badge of the Telangana State Police
Motto Duty, Honour, Compassion
Agency overview
Formed June 2nd 2014
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Telangana, IN
Telangana Police jurisdictional area
Size 114,840 km2
Legal jurisdiction State of Telangana
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by Government of Telangana
Headquarters Office of the Director General of Police, Saifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana -500004
Elected officer responsible Naini Narasimha Reddy
Agency executive Anurag Sharma, IPS[1], Director General of Police
Parent agency Home Department, Government of Telangana
Law enforcements State Police Head Quarters of Telangana .
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Telangana State Police (Telugu: తెలంగాణ పోలీస్, Urdu: تلنگانہ پولیس), is the law enforcement agency for the state of Telangana in India. The Telangana State Police has jurisdiction concurrent with the ten revenue districts of the State which is headed by an officer designated as the Director General of Police who reports to the State Government through the Home (Police) Department. The police force was created from the basis of the Andhra Pradesh, when the Telangana state was formed.

Structure and Organization

Police ranks

The Telangana Police designates the following ranks :


Each Police District is either coterminous with the Revenue district, is located within a number of revenue districts. It is headed by a District Superintendent of Police (or simply called Superintendent of Police). Each district comprises two or more Sub-Divisions, several Circles and Police Stations.
1. Adilabad
2. Karimnagar
3. Warangal
4. Nizamabad
5. Khammam
6. Nalgonda
7. Mahaboobnagar
8. Medak
9. Rangareddy


Each Sub-Division is headed by one Police officer of the rank Deputy Superintendent of Police (Officers of Telangana Police Service are directly recruited officers or promoted from lower ranks) or an Additional Superintendent of Police (Officers of Indian Police Service). The officer who heads a Sub-Division is known as S.D.P.O. resp. Sub Divisional Police Officer.


A Circle comprises several Police Stations. An Inspector of Police who heads a police circle is the Circle Inspector of Police or CI.


Telangana Police SUV

A Police Station is headed by an Inspector (an upper subordinate rank). A Police Station is the basic unit of policing, responsible for prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of public order, enforcing law in general as well as for performing protection duties and making security arrangements for the constitutional authorities, government functionaries, representatives of the public in different legislative bodies and local self governments, public figures etc.


A Police Commissionerate is a law enforcement body especially in the urban parts of the state. The commissionerate is headed by a Commissioner of Police. Hyderabad City Police is the local law enforcement agency for the city of Hyderabad.

Government of Telangana has issued ordinance for new commissionerates at Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad, Ramagundam, and Siddipet.


The Director General functions from Police Directorate, located in the DGP headquarters in Hyderabad. He is assisted by a team of senior officers from the ranks of Additional DG & IG of Police to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG - a post equivalent in rank and status to the Superintendent of Police)

Insignia of Telangana Police (State Police)

Indian State Police Gazetted Officer Rank Insignia
Rank Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police
Abbreviation DCP or SSP DCP or SP ADL.DCP or ASP ACP or DSP
  • Note: Gazetted officers belonging to Indian State Police Service(s) lie between ranks ACP/DSP and DCP/SSP.
    • To gain promotion to ADL.CP/DIG rank, officers undergo training and hence are awarded IPS.
Indian State Police Non-Gazetted Officer Rank Insignia
Insignia No Insignia¹
Rank Inspector of Police Assistant Inspector of Police2 Sub-Inspector of Police Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Police Head Constable3 Senior Police Constable3 Police Constable
  • ¹ Police Constable has no insignia except the khaki uniform.
  • 2This rank only exists in Maharashtra and Mumbai Police Service[2][3]
  • 3Shoulder insignia for this rank is used by Maharashtra and Mumbai Police Service[2][3]
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevron may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police Services.

See also


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