|Telangana State Police Department|
|Common name||Telangana State Police|
|Motto||Duty, Honour, Compassion|
|Formed||2 June 2014Hyderabad,|
|Annual budget||₹5,000 crore (US$630 million) (2019-20 est.) |
|Operations jurisdiction||Telangana, India|
|Telangana Police jurisdictional area|
|Size||114,840 square kilometres (44,340 sq mi)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Telangana state|
|Governing body||Government of Telangana|
|Overviewed by||Government of Telangana|
|Headquarters||Saifabad, Hyderabad, Telangana -500004|
|Elected officer responsible|
|Parent agency||Home Department, Government of Telangana|
|Law enforcements||State Police Head Quarters of Telangana.|
|Cars||Mahindra Bolero 44, Toyota Innova Crysta ~20, Tata Sumo, Maruti Ertiga|
|Motorcycles||Hero Glamour 50|
|Jeeps||Rakshak Jeeps ~50|
The Telangana State Police Department 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, M. Mahender Reddy, and headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana.
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
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.
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).
The Telangana State Police designates the following ranks:
|Rank||Director General of Police||Additional Director General of Police[note 1]||Inspector General of Police||Deputy Inspector General of Police||Assistant 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]||Senior police constable
Police Naik[note 3]