All About India

List of police ranks in India

Posted on: November 6, 2009


Indian Police Service (IPS) officers

  • Director General of Police – (equivalent to Lt. General in the army)
  • Additional Director General of Police

 State Police

  • Inspector General of Police
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police
  • (District) Superintendent of Police
  • Additional Superintendent of Police

 Police Commissionarates

  • Commissioner of Police
  • Joint Commissioner of Police
  • Additional Commissioner of Police
  • Selection Grade Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police
  • Deputy Commissioner of Police


These ranks are below the IPS officers.

  • Deputy Superintendent of Police
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police
  • Police Inspector
  • Assistant Police Inspector
  • Police Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Police Sub-Inspector
  • Head Constable
  • Police Naik

Police Constable


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