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Bangladesh Police Headquarters Bangladesh Police is headed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP). Under the control of Police Headquarters, Bangladesh Police is divided into different branches.
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Police Range District Police Administration Metropolitan Police Special Branch (SB) Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Railway Police (GRP) Highway Police Armed Police Battalion (APBn) Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)
Range & District Police
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Outside the Dhaka capital region and other metropolitan cities, police is organised into Police Ranges, headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), who control several Police Districts. Now there are seven Police Ranges in seven administrative divisions. The Police District is the fulcrum of police activity and each Police District is headed by a Superintendent of Police (SP). The Police District is made up of one or more Circles, and is under the command of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) often referred to as the Circle ASP. Under the Police Circles are the police stations, generally under the control of an Inspector of Police who is called Officer-in-Charge (OC). Under him several SubInspector of Police works. As per the various Bangladeshi laws, Sub-Inspector (and above) are the only officers who can file a charge sheet in the court.
Each Police Range maintains its own Range Reserve Force (RRF) and district police also maintains its own Special Armed Force (SAF) which is responsible for emergencies and crowd control issues. They are generally activated only on orders from the Superintendent of Police, and higher-level authorities. The armed constabulary do not usually come into contact with the general public unless they are assigned to VIP duty or to maintain order during fairs, festivals,
elections. No Name of the Police Range 1 Dhaka Range 2 Chittagong Range 3 Khulna Range 4 Rajshahi Range 5 Sylhet Range 6 Barisal Range 7 Rangpur Range Metropolitan Police y In addition to the district police. and natural disasters. and to participate in anti-terrorist operations. Names of the Police Ranges are: Sl. Later five other metropolitan police were formed in other large cities. the Dhaka Metropolitan Police is charged with maintaining security and order in the national capital and neighbouring areas. to maintain key guard posts.athletic events. Names of the Metropolitan Police are: Sl. organized crime. They may also be sent to quell outbreaks of student or labor unrest. No Name of the Metropolitan Police 1 Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) 2 Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) 3 Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) 4 Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP) 5 Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP) 6 Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP) SWAT Team of Bangladesh Police . The Chief of Metropolitan Police is the Police Commissioner. and communal riots. major cities have police forces which follow the Police Commissionerate System. Raised in 1976.
Traffic Police y Traffic Police in the small towns come under the district police. Bangladesh Police was established to assist in maintaining national security and also performs the functions of intelligence-gathering and counterintelligence. but Traffic Police in the cities come under the metropolitan police. and maintains a training school named the Detective Training School. one is Syedpur and another is Chittagong each headed by a Superintendent of Railway Police (SRP). SWAT (Bangladesh) operate under the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Bangladesh Police is to provide immigration related service and security to Bangladesh through the well managed entry and out of people. Bangladesh) is a special unit of Bangladesh Police responsible for carrying out investigations into crimes. In the year 2005 Highway Police started its journey. 2009. Highway Police y To make the highways safer and to ensure smooth traffic management system. Criminal Investigation Department (CID) y Criminal Investigation Department (CID. Special Branch (SB) y The Special Branch. Immigration Police y The purpose of the Immigration Service. murders and organized crime. Government Railway Police (GRP) y The Railway Police is responsible for law enforcement on the Bangladesh Railways. Under the Deputy Inspector General (Railway Police) Railway Police is divided into two Railway District. Dhaka. They maintain discipline on platforms as well as travel inside trains to keep passengers secure. including terrorism. The immigration service is provided by Special Branch of Bangladesh Police. It also gives forensic support. The Traffic Police are responsible for maintaining the smooth flow of traffic and stopping offenders in the city or town. Government realized the necessity of Highway Police. It is headquartered in Malibag. .SWAT y The SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) is another elite tactical unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police which was established on February 28. Railway accidents are also handled by them.
Bangladesh Navy.  Police Units POLICE y y y y y METROPOLITAN POLICE y y y y Police Range Police District Circle Thana (Police Station) Investigation Centre (IC) / Police OutPost / Police Camp Division Zone Thana (Police Station) Police Out-Post / Police Camp  Inspector General of Police Inspector Generals of Police since 1971: Name Period . It works under the control and supervision of the Police Headquarters. Tourist Police y In 2009 Tourist Police was formed to protect local and foreign tourists. Bangladesh Army. elite force of Bangladesh Police Rapid Action Battalion was raised comprising of the personnel of Bangladesh Police.Dog Squad of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) of Bangladesh Police Armed Police Battalion (APBn) y There are ten Armed Police Battalion located at different parts of Bangladesh. Border Guard Bangladesh and Bangladesh Ansar. starting the service in Cox¶s Bazar Sea Beach. It works under the District Police Administration. a popular area with world¶s longest sandy beach. Bangladesh Air Force. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) y In 2004. It is planned to expand the Tourist Police to other tourist spots very soon.
Chowdhury A. 1996 ± November 16. 2003 April 22. H. S. 2007 ± Present  Police Ranks  Superior Officers POLICE y y y METROPOLITAN POLICE y y y y Inspector General of Police (IGP) Additional Inspector General of Police (Addl IGP) Deputy Inspector General of Police Police Commissioner Additional Commissioner of Police Joint Commissioner of Police Deputy Commissioner of Police (DC) . 2005 ± May 07. R. 1996 July 22. Ismail Hussein A. 1971 ± April 23. 1992 ± April 22. 2005 April 07. 2006 ± November 02. B. 1991 October 16. 2006 November 02. Chowdhury M. K. M. Azizul Haque Md. A. 1986 January 09. Rahim A. Nurul Islam Hossain Ahmed A. Chowdhury Md. 1971 ± December 13. 1984 ± December 30. A. Habibur Rahman A. Khan E. 2000 June 07. 1975 November 21. 1984 February 01. 1978 August 26. 2006 July 06. 1991 January 08. 2004 ± April 07. 1973 (From Mujibnagar Government) May 18. G. 2005 May 07. 1982 February 08. M. 1991 ± October 16. Siddiqui Muhammad Nurul Huda Modabbir Hossein Chowdhury. 2000 ± November 06. B. Shahjahan M. 2001 November 16. Khaleque M.A. Khondkar Toyob Uddin Ahmed A.1990 February 28. 1990 ± January 08. 1985 January 09. M. 2005 ± July 06. 1982 ± January 31. 1997 ± September 27. 1998 September 27. 1997 November 16. 1973 ± December 31. 1991 ± July 20. 2004 December 15. 1992 July 08. 1986 ± February 28. 2001 ± April 22. 2007 January 29. 1998 ± June 07. 1973 December 31. 1978 ± February 7. 1986 ± January 09. 2006 ± January 29. Kibria A. 1991 & July 20. 1975 ± August 26. 1991 ± July 08. Y. 2003 ± December 15. 1973 ± November 21. Enamul Haque A. 1971 April 23. M. psc Shohudul Haque Ashraful Huda Mohammad Hadis Uddin Abdul Kaiyum Anwarul Iqbal Khoda Bokhs Chowdhury Nur Mohammad April 17. M. R.
y y y y y (DIG of Police) Additional Deputy Inspector General of Police (Addl DIG of Police) Superintendent of Police (SP) / Assistant Inspector General (AIG) (in Police HQ) / Special Superintendent (SS) (in SB & CID) / Superintendent of Railway Police (SRP) (in Railway Police) Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl SP) Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (Senior ASP) Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) y y y Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADC) Senior Assistant Commissioner of Police (Senior AC) Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) RAPID ACTION BATTALION (RAB) y y y y y y Director General Additional Director General Director Deputy Director (DD) Senior Assistant Director (Senior AD) Assistant Director (AD) Rank Badge of Superior Officers IGP Addl IGP DIG Addl DIG SP Addl SP Senior ASP ASP  Subordinate Officers UN-ARMED BRANCH y y y y ARMED BRANCH y y y y y Inspector of Police / Traffic Inspector (TI) Sub-Inspector (SI) / Sergeant / Town Sub-Inspector (TSI) Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) / Unarmed Head Constable (HC) Police Constable Armed Inspector Armed Sub-Inspector (Armed SI) Head Constable (HC) Naik Police Constable .
Fourteen women police were appointed in the Special Branch in 1974.  Selection and Training . However. She is the pioneer of women as BCS Cadre officer in Bangladesh Police. in 1999 eight women officers were appointed through the 18th Bangladesh Civil Service examination.Rank Badge of Subordinate Officers Inspector Sub-Inspector Sergeant ASI Head Constable Head Constable Un-Armed Branch Armed Branch Naik Constable  Strength As of February 2007. In 1976 women were directly appointed as Sub-Inspector (SI) Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and Constable in the subordinate ranks of Bangladesh Police. The Police Population ratio in Bangladesh is 1:1138. After two years in 1988 four women joined Bangladesh Police through the 7th Bangladesh Civil Service examination. women police were appointed in Dhaka Metropolitan Police for the first time. no women were recruited in the supervising posts in those days. The first female uniformed police members were recruited two years later. Currently there are about 2.197. Women first joined Bangladesh Police in 1974. Fatema Begum was appointed as Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) through 6th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination. After long interval from 1989 to 1998. only one woman BCS Cadre police officer Ms. Now she is serving as Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Bangladesh Police. In 1978. In 1986.240 women are working in Bangladesh Police in the ranks from Deputy Inspector General (DIG) to Constable. Nowadays women police of various ranks are appointed and working in all units of Bangladesh police.  Women in Bangladesh Police Although the history of Bangladesh Police is so long but the history of women in Bangladesh Police is not so long. the strength of the Bangladesh Police is 123.
 Bangladesh Police also maintains Police Training Centre (PTC) in Tangail. . established in 1912 in Sardah. Bangladesh was established in 2000 in Dhaka.Vehicles used by Bangladesh Police The recruitment process differs according to the level of the position. They undergo a six month long training in the Police Training Centre as the Trainee Recruit Constable (TRC). They undergo a one year long rigorous training in the Bangladesh Police Academy as Probationary ASP. and direct entry (where an applicant does not have to start at the lowest level) is possible. The educational requirements increase with recruitment for higher posts. After passed out from academy they also undergo an orientation training of six months in the district level as a probationer. The Police Staff College. They undergo a one year long rigorous training in the Bangladesh Police Academy as Cadet Sub-Inspector. Khulna and Noakhali.  Constable Constable is recruited in the district level. Recruitment is conducted in the following three tiers: y y y In the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) In the rank of Sub-Inspector (SI) In the rank of Constable  Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) The Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) are recruited by Public Service Commission (PSC) through the extremely competitive Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination.  Training Institutions Bangladesh Police Academy. The Detective Training School was established in 1962 in Dhaka. Rajshahi is the central training institution of Bangladesh Police. After that they have also probationary period in different police units as part of training.  Sub-Inspector (SI) Sub-Inspector is recruited by Police Headquarters centrally. Rangpur.
Bangladesh Bangladesh Police Academy Police Training Centre.Service (BPM-Seba) President Police Medal .N. Betbunia. Jamalpur  Police Medals Police medals are awarded in the annual Police Week in a ceremony. . Sudan. peacekeeping missions including in Ivory Coast.  For Bravery y y Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) President Police Medal (PPM)  For Service y y Bangladesh Police Medal . Dhaka MDTS. Liberia. Rangamati Traffic Training School (TTS). Noakhali Detective Training School Special Branch Training School Police Special Training School (PSTS). East Timor. Khulna Police Training Centre. Kosovo. List of Training Institutions y y y y y y y y y y y Police Staff College. Tangail Police Training Centre. Rangpur Police Training Centre.Service (PPM-Seba)  Contribution to UN Peach Keeping Operations A Bangladeshi police officer helps rush injured civilians to a first aid post after clashes in the Congolese capital Kinshasa Since its first mission in 1989 in Namibia the Bangladesh Police contributes to U. It is awarded for bravery and service.
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