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Telangana State Police Department
Telangana Police Logo.png
Telangana state Police Badge
Telangana state Police Badge
Common nameTelangana State Police
MottoDuty, Honour, Compassion
Agency overview
Formed2 June 2014
(8 years ago)
 (2014-06-02), Hyderabad
Preceding agency
Annual budget5,000 crore (US$630 million) (2019-20 est.) [1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionTelangana, India
Telangana Police jurisdictional area
Size114,840 square kilometres (44,340 sq mi)
Legal jurisdictionTelangana state
Governing bodyGovernment of Telangana
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byGovernment of Telangana
HeadquartersSaifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana -500004
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyHome Department, Government of Telangana
Child agencies
Law enforcementsState Police Head Quarters of Telangana.
Police Stations709
CarsMahindra Bolero 44,[3] Toyota Innova Crysta ~20, Tata Sumo, Maruti Ertiga
MotorcyclesHero Glamour 50[4]
JeepsRakshak Jeeps ~50
  • 2 June

The Telangana State Police Department[5] is the law enforcement agency for the state of Telangana in India. It has jurisdiction concurrent with the 33 revenue districts of the state. The police force was created from the remnants of the Andhra Pradesh Police after Telangana state was formed. It is headed by the Director general of police, Anjani Kumar, and headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Structure and organization

Telangana State Police Recruitment Board

The Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board (TSLPRB) is responsible for recruitment. TSLPRB is releasing recruitment notification time to time and conducting a written examination, Physical test, Medical test, and interviews for selecting best aspirants for their department and the department has about 50,000 active personnel in the State[6]


Each police district is either coterminous with the revenue district, or is located within a number of revenue districts. It is headed by a District Superintendent 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 one police officer of the rank Deputy Superintendent of Police (Officers of Telangana 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.


Telangana Police SUV
Telangana Police SUV

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. Hyderabad City Police, Cyberabad Metropolitan Police and Warangal Police Commissionerate are the local law enforcement agencies for the cities of Hyderabad and Warangal respectively.

Government of Telangana has issued ordinance for new commissionerates at Rachakonda commissionerate, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad, Ramagundam, and Siddipet.


The Director General of Police functions from Police Directorate, located in the DGP headquarters in Hyderabad. He is assisted by a team of senior officers from the ranks of additional DG and IG of police to Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG - a post equivalent in rank and status to the superintendent of police).

Police ranks

The Telangana State Police designates the following ranks:[7]

Stamp of India - 2017 - Colnect 909901 - Police Day - Telangana State Police
Stamp of India - 2017 - Colnect 909901 - Police Day - Telangana State Police



Insignia of Telangana Police (State Police)

Gazetted Officers
Indian Police Service gazetted officers rank insignia [8][9][10]
Director General of Police.png
Director General of Police.png
Insignia of Inspector General of Police in India- 2013-10-02 16-14.png
Deputy Inspector General of Police.png
Senior Superintendent of Police.png
Superintendent of Police.png
Additional SP IPS.png
DySP IPS.png
Assistant SP IPS 2.png
Assistant SP IPS 1.png
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)

Non-gazetted officers
Indian Police non-gazetted officers rank insignia [11][12][13]
Police Inspector insignia.png
Assistant Police Inspector.png
Police Sub-Inspector.png
Assistant Sub-Inspector.png
Head Constable.png
Police Head Constable.png
Police Naik.png
Senior Police Constable.png
No insignia
Rank Inspector Assistant inspector[note 2] Sub-inspector Assistant sub-inspector Head constable[note 3][note 4] Police Naik Constable[note 5]
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevrons may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police services.

See also


  1. ^ Rank insignia of DGP is similar to additional DGP.
  2. ^ This rank only exists in the Maharashtra Police.
  3. ^ Shoulder insignia rank only used in the Maharashtra Police.
  4. ^ The Senior Civil Police Officer rank only exist in Kerala Police
  5. ^ The Civil Police Officer rank only exist in Kerala Police, this rank is equivalent to police constable of other state police forces.


  1. ^ "Telangana Budget Analysis 2019-20" (PDF). 2019.
  2. ^ IPS Anjani Kumar appointed as DGP of Telangana[dead link]
  3. ^ "Photos of Police Vehicles". Nizamabad Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Blue Colts Cops Get New Bikes". 22 April 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ Kumar, Puli Sharath (17 May 2023). "Telangana police tops in national ranking: Home Minister". Deccan_Chronicle.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Telangana Police Recruitment 2017".
  7. ^
  8. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Governance of Kerala Police". Kerala Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved 15 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Governance of Kerala Police". Kerala Police. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved 15 August 2017.