INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (IPS)
The Indian Police Service simply known as Indian Police or IPS,
is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India. The IPS is
not a law enforcement agency; rather it is a civil service in which officers are
selected on the basis of professional merit as proven by competitive
examinations, and to which all police officers are professionally identified.
Indian Police officers are employed by the police departments of
respective states of India. During the probation period an IPS has to undergo
two year of the job training in the office of a Superintendent of Police of a
district in the State you have been allocated .On completing your two year
probation, you will be confirmed as a three star Assistant Superintendent of
Police (A.S.P.). As Superintendent of Police, Senior Superintendent of Police of
a District and as Deputy Inspector General of a Range you will be exclusively
responsible for the prevention and detection of crime. In cities like Delhi,
Mumbai and Bangalore, the law and order duties are the exclusive responsibility
of the police force. In these cities the ASP, SP, and the DIG are called
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACPO), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and
Commissioner of Police (CP). The Director General of Police (DG) is the head of
the entire Police force of a state.
passage of time Indian Police Service's objectives were updated and redefined,
the rules and functions of an Indian Police Service Officer are as follows:
To fulfill duties based on border responsibilities, in
the areas of maintenance of public peace and order, crime prevention,
investigation, and detection, collection of
intelligence, VIP security, counter-terrorism, border policing, railway
policing, tackling smuggling, drug trafficking, economic
offences, corruption in public life, disaster management, enforcement
of socio-economic legislation, bio-diversity and protection of environmental
Leading and commanding the Indian Intelligence
Agencies like Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Intelligence Bureau(IB), Central
Bureau of Investigations (CBI), Crime Investigation Department (CID)
etc., Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, Civil and Armed Police Forces
in all the states and union territories.
Leading and commanding the Para-Military Forces of
India (PMF) which include the Central Police Organisations (CPO) and Central
Paramilitary Forces (CPF) such as Border Security Force (BSF), Central
Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National
Security Guard (NSG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Vigilance
Organisations, Indian Federal Law Enforcement Agencies.
Serve at head of the departments in policy making in
the Ministries and Departments of Central and State Governments and public
sector undertakings both at centre and states, Government of India.
To interact and coordinate closely with the members of
other All India Services and Central Civil Services and also with the Indian
Armed Forces primarily with the elite Indian Army.
Endeavour to inculcate in the police forces under their
command such values and norms as would help them serve the people better.
Inculcate integrity of the highest order, sensitivity to
aspirations of people in a fast-changing social and economic milieu, respect
for human rights, broad liberal perspective of law and justice and high standard