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Gujarat Police
ગુજરાત પોલીસ
Mottoसेवा सुरक्षा शांति (Sanskrit)
Service Security Peace
Agency overview
Formed01 May, 1960
Annual budget5,499 crore (US$660 million) (2019–20 est.)[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionGujarat, India
Map of Gujarat Police's jurisdiction
Size196,024 km2 (75,685 sq mi)
Population60,383,628 (2011)
Legal jurisdictionGujarat, India
Governing bodyGovernment of Gujarat
Constituting instrument
  • The Gujarat Police Act, 1951
General nature
Operational structure
Minister responsible
Agency executive
  • Vikash Sahay, IPS, DGP
Parent agencyDepartment of Home (Gujarat)
Child agencies

The Gujarat Police Department is the law enforcement agency for the state of Gujarat in India. The Gujarat Police has its headquarters in Gandhinagar, the state capital, and Ahmedabad.

The Gujarat Police Department came into existence after Gujarat's separation from the Greater Mumbai state on 1 May 1960.


The Gujarat Police Department is headed by Director General of Police (DGP.). It has four Commissioners' offices : Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot. There are nine ranges in the Gujarat Police: Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Surat, Rajkot, Junagadh, Bhavnagar, Dahod Panchmahal and Border Range. For police administration the state is further divided into 33 police districts and Western Railway Police.

Gujarat Police has some branches for special tasks: Crime, Anti-terrorist squad (ATS) and The Gujarat Intelligence Force wing. The Gujarat Police was the first state police department to crack the serial bomb blast mystery during 2007–08 in many Indian cities including 2008 Ahmedabad bombings.[2] The Gujarat Intelligence Force wing, is considered to be one of the reputed state police intelligence forces.





On 31 January 2023 Vikash Sahay of 1987 batch was elevated to the post of Director General of Police (DGP), replacing Ashish Bhatiya.

List of DGPs of Gujarat

Following is the list of All DGPs.

DGP Name From to Remarks
K Chakravarthi 1 April 2001 31 January 2004 DGP during 2002 Gujarat Riots
A K Bhargav 1 February 2004 30 April 2006
P C Pandey April 2006 February 2009
Shabbirhusain Khandwawala February 2009 December 2010 First Muslim DGP of Gujarat. Got 1 extension of 3 months.
Chittranjan Singh December 2010 February 2013 Incharge DGP
Amitabh Pathak February 2013 24 August 2013 Died during office tenure
Pramod Kumar August 2013 December 2013 Incharge DGP
P C Thakur 10 December 2013 April 2017
P P Pandey April 2016 April 2017 Forced to resign by Supreme Court of India
Geetha Johri 4 April 2017 December 2017 Incharge DGP
Pramod Kumar December 2017 February 2018 Incharge DGP
Shivanand Jha 1 March 2018 31 July 2020 Got extension of 3 months
Ashish Bhatia 1 August 2020 31 January 2023 Got 2 extension. 2 months and then of 8 months till 31 Jan' 23.
Vikas Sahay 1 February 2023 present Incumbent


  1. ^ "Gujarat Budget Analysis 2019–2020" (PDF). PRS Legislative Research.
  2. ^ Pathak, Anil (18 August 2008). "Cracking the case was Herculean effort". DNA India.