The Duty

Powers and Duties of Senior Officers

Divakar Roopa Moudgil, an IPS officer is an exception. She has been a constant pillar, stressing on the need to bring a change, a change where police officers can make their presence felt in the country.

The Director-General of Police is the head of the Police Department of the State. His main role is Law enforcement and thereby, to promote the dynamic Rule of Law. The functioning and administration of the police throughout the State are vested in him. He advises the Government on all police matters, both administrative and operational. He is responsible to the Government for the internal management, economy, equipment, training, discipline and efficient discharge of duties by all members of the force. He is ultimately responsible for making the Police organization fully efficient at all levels for preventing and detecting crime, maintenance of public order, law and order, safety and security and preservation of peace. He has to keep the Government informed of the state of crime and all political, communal, subversive and terrorist movements throughout the State and to advise the Government as to the manner of dealing with them.

Subject to approval of the Government, he is vested with powers to frame such orders and regulations as may be necessary and expedient related to the prevention and detection of crime, promotion, preservation and maintenance of law and order, public order, public safety and security of the State and also related to the general management, utilization and deployment of the police force, the places of residence, classification, rank and particular service of the members there of, inspection and description of arms, accoutrements and other necessities to be furnished to them, institution, management and regulation of any police fund and prescribing books, register and returns to be submitted by the said force.

Civil servants in India, more or less have to act as puppets in the hand of politicians for their survival. There are hardly a few police chiefs in the Indian history who have stood against the will of the politicians.

About Delhi Police

Delhi State Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Delhi. Delhi Police has its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital.

Delhi Police has a reputation for being one of the best managed police forces in the country, and one of the top-ranking states in terms of law and order, in various social security rankings. Delhi police is also the first police department in South Asia to undertake community policing.

We, the Delhi Police Department are committed to providing highest quality of police services to the people who live, work and visit our State. We will constantly evaluate and improve our efforts to enhance public safety and maintain law & order respectingcitizen's rights and uplifting dignity.