List of Indian Police Officers Ranks and Badges:

Indian Police Service: The Indian Police Service, also known colloquially as the Indian Police or IPS, functions as a part of the All India Service of the Government of India, the other two being the Indian Administrative Service or the IAS. and Indian Forest Service or IFS which was known as Imperial Police under British administration. Indian Police Service Examination is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Delhi (UPSC) every year from May to January.

The purpose of which is to fill various types of Indian Police Posts. And in which every year thousands of youth take the exam, out of which the best youth are selected for this post.

From constable to Director General of Police (DGP), one can identify the rank of Indian police officers by looking at the badge:

Officers of different ranks work like a company in the Indian Police Department. But most of the people do not know about all these. In the police system also, all policemen have a different identity according to the rank and different "badges" are put on the uniforms of all policemen. By looking at this badge, you can get an idea of ​​which officer is holding which position. Along with the general public, this information is also beneficial for such candidates who want to join or are going to join Indian Police. They should know the difference between these ranks and badges. Here we are telling about all the ranks of Indian Police.

Let us now know what is the "badge" of various gazetted officers and non-gazetted officers of the Indian Police Service?

Gazetted Officers of the Indian Police Service and their Badges:

  • Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) (Government of India) (DIB): The uniform of the Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) bears the mark of Ashoka Pillar, a star and a sword.
  • Commissioner of Police (State) or Director General of Police (CP or DGP): The uniform of Commissioner of Police (State) or Director General of Police bears the mark of Ashoka Pillar and a sword. In many places DGP is also known as "Commissioner of Police" (CP). This post is equivalent to the rank of "Chief Constable" of Britain.
  • Joint Commissioner of Police or Inspector General of Police (JCP or IGP): The uniform of Joint Commissioner of Police or Inspector General of Police bears a star and a sword mark. In many places IGP is also called "Joint Commissioner of Police" (JCP). This post is equivalent to the post of "Deputy Chief Constable" of Britain.
  • Additional Commissioner of Police or Deputy Inspector General of Police (ADL.CP or DIG): The uniform of the Additional Commissioner of Police or Deputy Inspector General of Police bears the Ashoka Pillar and three star marks. In many places, DIG is also known as "Additional Commissioner of Police" (Add.CP). This post is equivalent to the post of "Assistant Chief Constable" of Britain.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police (DCP or SSP): The uniform of the Deputy Commissioner of Police or Senior Superintendent of Police bears the Ashoka Pillar and two star marks. In many places SSP is also called "Deputy Commissioner of Police" (DCP). This post is equivalent to the post of "Chief Superintendent" of Britain.
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police (DCP or SP): The uniform of the Deputy Commissioner of Police or Superintendent of Police bears the mark of Ashoka Pillar and a star. In many places, SP is also known as "Deputy Commissioner of Police" (DCP). This post is equivalent to the post of "Chief Superintendent" of Britain.
  • Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police (ADL.DCP or ASP): The Ashoka Pillar mark is on the uniform of the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police or Additional Superintendent of Police. In many places ASP is also known as "Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police" (ADL.DCP).
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police (ACP or DSP): The uniform of the Assistant Commissioner of Police or Deputy Superintendent of Police bears a three-star mark. In many places DSP is also called "Assistant Commissioner of Police" (ACP). This post is equivalent to the rank of "Chief Inspector" of Britain.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police (after 2 years of service) (ASST.SP): The uniform of Assistant Superintendent of Police (after 2 years of service) carries two star marks.
  • Assistant Superintendent of Police (after 1 year of service) (ASST.SP): The uniform of Assistant Superintendent of Police (after 1 year of service) carries a star mark.

Non-Gazetted Officers of the Indian Police Service and their Badges:

  • Inspector of Police (Inspector) (INS): The uniform of an Inspector of Police (Inspector) has a three star mark. Apart from this, red and blue colored lines are made.
  • Assistant Inspector of Police (API): The uniform of Assistant Inspector of Police (Inspector) or Assistant Inspector of Police (Inspector) (API) carries a three star mark. Apart from this, a red line is made.
  • Sub-Inspector of Police (SI): The uniform of Police Sub-Inspector or Sub-Inspector (SI) carries two star marks. Apart from this, red and blue colored lines are made.
  • Assistant Sub Inspector of Police (ASI): The uniform of Assistant Sub Inspector of Police or Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) carries a star mark. Apart from this, red and blue colored lines are made.
  • Police Head Constable (HPC): The uniform of Police Head Constable (HPC) has three yellow colored lines on top of a black stripe. Apart from this, there is also a badge with three red stripes on his uniform.
  • Senior Police Constable (SPC): The uniform of Senior Police Constable (SPC) has two yellow lines on top of the black stripe. Apart from this, there is also a badge with two red stripes on his uniform.
  • Police Constable (PC): There is no badge on their uniform.

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