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Delhi Police

About Delhi Police

Delhi Police is the law enforcement bureau of the capital of India, the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). It falls under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. "Shanti, Nyaya, Seva" is the motto of Delhi Police. It translates to "Peace, Justice, and Service". The Delhi Police Headquarters is located at Jai Singh Marg, Connaught Place in New Delhi. It has jurisdiction over Delhi and the 11 revenue districts that fall under it. It is said to be having one of the most advanced administrative systems in India. 


Delhi Police was a part of Punjab Police till 1948 after which it was restructured. It began with a strength of 8,000 employees in 1951 with 8 Superintendents of Police and one Inspector General Police. In a span of 10 years, the strength rose to 12,000. 

Current Organization

Currently, the Delhi Police holds a strength of 84,536 employees and is one of the largest metropolitan forces in the world. The annual budget allotted for Delhi Police is 8,619 rupees. IPS S.N. Shrivastava is the current Commissioner of Police. 

Delhi Police has 198 police stations with 20 specialized stations. Delhi Police is divided into twelve branches under the Commissioner of Delhi Police or CP. The main four branches under a Special CP are: 

1. Administration

2. Training

3. Security

4. Intelligence

Apart from these above mentioned Special CP, there are Special CP for Law and Order, Crime, Traffic, and Special Cell. 

In 2015, Delhi Police had 8 Special CPs, 20 Joint CPs, and 15 Additional CPs. 

Delhi Police has some specialized crime units declared as Stations namely, Economic Offenses Wing, Crime Branch, Special Cell, Special Police Unit for Women and Children (SPUWAC), and Vigilance.


The Delhi Police undertakes responsibilities to maintain law and order such as investigating crimes, controlling criminal activities, protecting citizens, and controlling traffic problems. About 25% of Delhi Police strength is earmarked for VIP security.

Delhi Police Helpline

The Helpline number for Delhi Police is 112. 

Delhi Police has an official online website which provides multiple aids and services to the citizens such as R.T.I., Security of Women and Children, Security of N.E. Residents. It provides Citizen Services, Police Services, and Fake News Verification Services.