|Andhra Pradesh Police|
|Motto||Satyameva Jayate సత్యమేవ జయతే|
|Formed||1 November 1956Hyderabad,AP,India,|
|Annual budget||₹5,798 crore (US$730 million) (2019-20 est.) |
|Operations jurisdiction||Andhra Pradesh, IN|
|Andhra Pradesh Police's jurisdiction|
|Size||162,970 km2 (62,920 sq mi)|
|Legal jurisdiction||State of Andhra Pradesh|
|Governing body||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|Overviewed by||Government of Andhra Pradesh|
|Headquarters||Andhra Pradesh State Police, Mangalagiri, Vijayawada- 522503|
|Parent agency||Home Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh.|
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, the police force is headed by the Director general of police, Kasireddy Rajendranadh Reddy
The Madras Act XXIV 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. This time, it was divided into Andhra Pradesh police and Telangana Police.
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.
The Andhra Pradesh Police designates the following ranks
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.
|Rank||Director General of Police||Additional Director General of Police[note 1]||Inspector General of Police||Deputy Inspector General of Police||Senior Superintendent of Police||Superintendent of Police||Additional superintendent of police||Deputy superintendent of police||Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 2 years of service)||Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)|
|Rank||Inspector||Assistant inspector[note 2]||Sub-inspector||Assistant sub-inspector||Head constable[note 3][note 4]||Police Naik||Constable[note 5]|
|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||Information not available 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.