INDIAN POLICE SERVICE (IPS)

The Indian Police Service, simply known as Indian Police or IPS, is one of the three All India Services of the Government of India; other two being Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Foreign Service (IFS).In 1948, a year after India gained independence from Britain, the Imperial Police (IP) was replaced by the Indian Police Service (IPS). The officers of the Indian Police Service (IPS) are trained mainly at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in the city of Hyderabad.


Modern ranks and rank badges


•    State Emblem above crossed sword and baton

•    Director, Intelligence Bureau


•    State Emblem above crossed sword and baton

•    Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
•    Director General, Central Reserve Police Force
•    Director General, Border Security Force
•    Director General, Central Industrial Security Force
•    Director General, Railway Protection Force
•    Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal
•    Director General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police
•    Director General, National Security Guards
•    Secretary (R), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India
•    Director General, Bureau of Police Research & Development
•    Director General, Narcotics Control Bureau
•    Director , Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad
•    Director, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
•    Director General, Security
•    Director General, National Emergency Force & Civil Defence
•    Director General States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Kashmir, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Punjab (India) , Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu,Tripura,Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
•    Commissioner of Police, Delhi
•    Commissioner of Police, Kolkata
•    Commissioner of Police, Chennai
•    Commissioner of Police, Mumbai
•    Commissioner of Police, Bangalore
•    Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad
•    Commissioner of Police, Ahmadabad
•    Commissioner of Police, Pune
•    Commissioner of Police, Nagpur
•    Director , National Crime Records Bureau
•    Special /Additional Directors, Intelligence Bureau
•    Special /Additional Directors, Central Bureau of Investigation


•    One star above crossed sword and baton

•    Director , Special Protection Group
•    Joint Directors, Intelligence Bureau
•    Joint Director, Central Bureau of Investigation
•    Director, Central Forensic Institute
•    Additional Director, SVP National Police Academy
•    Inspectors General of Police, State Police Forces
•    Inspectors General of Police, Union Territories
•    Inspectors General, Central Reserve Police Force
•    Inspectors General, Border Security Force
•    Inspectors General, Central Industrial Security Force
•    Inspectors General, Indo-Tibetan Border Police


•    State Emblem above three stars in a triangle

•    Deputy Inspector General of Police


•    State Emblem above two stars

•    Superintendent of Police in selection grade with 13+ years of service
•    Other officers above selection grade


•    State Emblem above one star

•    Superintendent of Police in charge of a district
•    Commandant of Battalion
•    Other officer on Junior Administrative Grade with between 9 and 13 years service


•    State Emblem

•    Other officers on senior time scale with 9 years service or less


•    Three stars

•    Assistant Superintendent in charge of sub-division
•    Assistant Superintendent not in charge of sub-division with 4 years service or more


•    Two stars

•    Assistant Superintendent not in charge of sub-division with between 2 and 4 years service


•    One star

•    Assistant Superintendent not in charge of sub-division with less than 2 years service

 

Ranks insignia of the State Police officers (which is distinct from Indian Police Service)

 

•    Three stars

•    Deputy Superintendent of Police. A state police officer who is directly recruited to this rank or has come up from the lower ranks.


•    Three stars with a red and blue ribbon at the outer edge of the shoulder straps

•    Inspector of Police


•    Two stars with a red and blue ribbon at the outer edge of the shoulder straps

•    Sub-Inspector of Police


•    One Star with a red and blue ribbon at the outer edge of the shoulder straps

•    Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police


•    Three chevrons points facing downwards

•    Police Head Constable


•    Two chevrons points facing downwards

•    Senior Police Constable or Police Naik. His/her basic pay would be of the same scale of a head constable.


•    No rank insignia

•    Constable