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Andhra Pradesh Police
Logo of the Andhra Pradesh Police
Logo of the Andhra Pradesh Police
MottoSatyameva Jayate సత్యమేవ జయతే
Agency overview
Formed1 November 1956; 67 years ago (1956-11-01), Hyderabad,AP,India
Annual budget5,798 crore (US$730 million) (2019-20 est.) [1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionAndhra Pradesh, IN
Andhra Pradesh Police's jurisdiction
Size162,970 km2 (62,920 sq mi)
Legal jurisdictionState of Andhra Pradesh
Governing bodyGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byGovernment of Andhra Pradesh
HeadquartersAndhra Pradesh State Police, Mangalagiri, Vijayawada- 522503
Agency executive
Parent agencyHome Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.
Child agencies
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The Andhra Pradesh Police is the law enforcement agency of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Public order and police being a state subject in India,[2] the police force is headed by the Director general of police, Kasireddy Rajendranadh Reddy


The Madras Act XXIV(24) of 1859 which marked the beginning of the Madras Police and shortly later, the Police Act of 1861 instituted the system of police which forms the foundation of modern-day police in India. The "Ceded Areas" of Andhra, as they were popularly known, continued as a part of the Madras Police and it was only in October 1953, after the birth of a separate Andhra State, that the Andhra State Police gained individual existence. Finally with the formation of the Andhra Pradesh on 1 November 1956 integrating the Telugu areas of the erstwhile Hyderabad state with the Andhra State, the modern day Andhra Pradesh Police came into existence. After the bifurcation of the state in 2014, the police force once again bifurcated.[3] This time, it was divided into Andhra Pradesh police and Telangana Police.

Andhra Pradesh State Level Recruitment Board

The Andhra Pradesh State Police Recruitment Board is responsible for recruitment. The board is releases recruitment notification time to time and conducts written examinations, physical tests, medical tests, and interviews for selecting applicants.[4]

Police ranks

The Andhra Pradesh Police designates the following ranks.[5]



Structure and organization


Each police district is either coterminous with the Revenue district, or is located entirely within a revenue district. It is headed by a District commissioner of Police (or simply called Superintendent of Police). Each district comprises two or more Sub-Divisions, several circles and Police Stations.


Each Sub-Division is headed by a Police officer of the rank Deputy Superintendent of Police (Officers of Andhra Pradesh 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.


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. Vijayawada City Police and Visakhapatnam City Police are the local law enforcement agencies for the cities of Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam respectively. The Guntur Urban Police is being planned to be upgraded as Guntur Police Commissionerate.[6]

Insignia of Andhra Pradesh Police (State Police)

Gazetted Officers
Indian Police Service gazetted officers rank insignia[7][8][9]
Rank Director General of Police Additional Director General of Police[a] Inspector General of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police Senior Superintendent of Police[b] Superintendent of Police Additional superintendent of police Assistant Superintendent of Police Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary for two years) Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary for one year)

Non-gazetted officers
Indian Police non-gazetted officers rank insignia [10][11]
Insignia No insignia
Rank Inspector Assistant inspector[c] Sub-inspector Assistant sub-inspector Head constable[d] Police Naik[e] Police constable
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevrons may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police services.

List of Directors General of Police in Andhra Pradesh

S.No Name Date of Assumption of Charge
1 Sri. AK Nambiar 1-11-1956 to 2-8-1967
2 Sri. Sivakumar Lal 3-8-1967 to 6-10-1968
3 Sri. Atma Jayaram 7-10-1968 to 6-11-1971
4 Sri. BN Kalyanrao 7-11-1971 to 15-7-1973
5 Sri. A Salam Khan 16-7-1973 to 30-4-1975
6 Sri. K Ramachandra Reddy 1-5-1975 to 31-10-1978
7 Sri. MV Narayana Rao 1-11-1978 to 31-3-1982
8 Sri. S Ananda Ram 1-4-1982 to 10-4-1983
9 Sri. kg Reddy 11-4-1983 to 21-8-1984
10 Sri. M Mahendar Reddy 22-8-1984 to 16-1-1985
11 Sri. PVG Krishnamacharyulu 17-1-1985 to 28-2-1986
12 Sri. CG Saldana 1-3-1986 to 31-3-1987
13 Sri. PS Rammohan Rao 1-4-1987 to 9-2-1989
14 Sri. Sushil Kumar 10-2-1989 to 23-4-1990
15 Sri. R Prabhakar Rao 24-4-1990 to 28-2-1992
16 Sri. T Suryanarayana Rao 1-3-1992 to 28-2-1994
17 Sri. MV Bhaskar Rao, 1-3-1994 to 16-12-1994
18 Sri. RK Ragaala 16-12-1994 to 31-7-1995
19 Sri. MS Raju 31-7-1995 to 30-11-1996
20 Sri. HJ Dora 30-11-1996 to 18-02-2002
21 Sri. Pervaram Ramulu 18-02-2002 to 31 July 2003
22 Sri. SR Sukumara 31 July 2003 to Information not available
23 Sri. Noel Swaranjit Sen 31 December 2004 to 31 December 2006
24 Sri. M A Basith 1 January 2007 to 31 October 2007
25 Sri. SSP Yadav 31 October 2007 to 7 October 2009
26 Sri. R R Girish Kumar 7 October 2009 to 31 August 2010
27 Sri. Aravinda Rao 1 September 2010 to 30 June 2011
28 Sri. V. Dinesh Reddy 30 June 2011 to 29 October 2013
29 Sri. B. Prasada Rao 30 October 2013 to May, 2014
30 Sri. J V. Ramudu May, 2014 to 2016
31 Sri. Nanduri Samba Siva Rao July, 2016 to 30 December 2017
32 Sri. Malakondaiah 31 December 2017 to 30 June 2018
33 Sri. R. P. Thakur 1 July 2018 to 1 June 2019
34 Sri. Damodar Goutam Sawang 1 June 2019 to 15 February 2022
35 Sri KV Rajendranath Reddy 15 February 2022 - Incumbent (Term ends by April 30, 2026)


On 12 May 2017, Andhra Pradesh Police computer's network was attacked by a malware known as WannaCry ransomware attack which was found to be critical.

See also


  1. ^ Rank insignia of DGP is similar to additional DGP.
  2. ^ Also known as Superintendent of Police (Selection Grade)
  3. ^ This rank exists only in the Maharashtra Police.
  4. ^ Shoulder insignia rank only used in the Maharashtra Police.
  5. ^ This rank is also known as senior constable, constable grade-I, and exists only in some state police forces.


  1. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Budget Analysis 2019-20" (PDF). 2019. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 January 2020. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  2. ^ "State List" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Police History".
  4. ^ "Andhra Pradesh Police Recruitment 2019". Archived from the original on 31 May 2020. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Police Ranks & hierarchy, Andhra Pradesh Police official website".
  6. ^ "Guntur Police Commissionerate". The Hans India. 19 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Governance of Kerala Police". Kerala Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved 15 August 2017.