In Jammu & Kashmir the women police wing was established in 1965 with a staff of one SI, 2 ASIs, 3 HCs, 27 Constables. Their duties included assistance to investigating staff in arrests, searches and interrogation of women offenders and suspects. They were also used against women demonstrations and mob. Their other important duty was screening of women passengers at Jammu and Srinagar airport.
Vide Government Order No. 218-Home of 2016
dated 11.04.2016, four women Police Stations, one each in the
Districts of Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri and Udhampur were also
created. For the purpose 208 posts were sanctioned (52 for each
Women Police Station-1 Inspr, 1 SI, 2 ASI,6 HCs, 34 Cts and 8
The strength of women police in the state has increased manifold & some of women officers of the state have been directly recruited as DySsP through State civil services examination.