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J&K Police Formations


J&K Police Headquarters

The Police Headquarters is headed by the Director General of Police who is assisted by Inspector General of Police( Hqrs.), Inspector General of Police (Pers & Training) Dy. Inspector General of Police( Administration), Dy. Inspector General of Police( CIV), Asstt. Inspector General of Police( Personnel) , Asst. Inspector General of Police( CIV), Asst. Inspector General of Police (Provisioning & Transport), Asstt. Inspector General of Police(Welfare) who in turn are assisted by Dy.Ss.P. and Section Officers to deal with various facets of administration, logistics, establishment and policy planning like:

  • Recruitment, Promotions, Discipline, Internal economy and Administration in the force, Enquiries, Complaints and Appeals.
  • Police purchases.
  • Buildings and Constructions – The Police Headquarters has a Police Construction Division which is manned by an Executive Engineer who in-turn is      assisted by Asstt. Executive Engineers and Jr. Engineers.
  • Police Transportation.
  • Training- The Police Hqrs. also is charged with the responsibility of Training Induction, on-job and specialized training is imparted to Police Personnel to      inculcate professional competence and acquire specialized skills required to handle any kind of situation. A State level Police Training Academy headed by      an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP) is located at Udhampur with Police/ Subsidiary training schools at Kathua and Talwara (Jammu      Region) and Zewan, Manigam, Lethpora and Sheeri (Kashmir Region). In addition, there is an Intelligence and Security Training School at Vijaypur, Jammu.

J&K Executive Police

The command and control of the J&K Police vests with the Director General of Police, J&K, (DGP) who is in-charge of the entire gamut of Police Administration viz recruitment, discipline, internal economy and administration in the State of J&K. Besides being the head of the Police Department, the DGP, J&K, is responsible for advising the Government on all matters connected with it. The J&K UT has been divided into two(02) Zones, Jammu Zone and Kashmir Zone, each headed by a Zonal Inspector General of Police (IGP) who is overall In-charge of law and order situation in the respective zone. The two zones are further sub-divided into Ranges, each headed by an officer of the rank of a Dy. Inspector General of Police (DIG). Presently, there are seven (07) Ranges, four(04) in Jammu Zone (Jammu-Kathua, Rajouri-Poonch, Udhampur-Reasi and Doda-Kishtwar Ranges) and three(03) in Kashmir Zone (Central Kashmir, North Kashmir and South Kashmir Ranges) . The Range DIsG supervise the police administration in the Districts, each of which is headed by an officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP)/ Sr. Superintendent of Police (SSP). The Jammu Region has Ten (10) Police Districts (Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur, Reasi, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban Districts) while the Kashmir Region has thirteen (13) Police Districts (Srinagar, Ganderbal, Budgam, Pulwama, Anantang, Kulgam, Shopian, Awantipora, Baramulla, Sopore, Bandipora, Kupwara, Handwara). The District SsP/SSsP are assisted by one or more Additional Superintendents of Police/Asstt./Dy. Superintendents of Police in the discharge of their duties. To bring the police administration nearer to the people, Districts have further been divided into Sub divisions, Police Stations and Police Posts/ Divisions. The sub-Divisions are headed by officers of the rank of Assistant / Deputy Superintendent of Police. Presently, we have a total of 186 Police Stations (including two Women Police Stations one each at Srinagar and Jammu) and 141 Police Posts/Divisions in the UT of J&K manned by Police personnel of the rank of Inspectors, Sub-Inspectors, Asstt. Sub-Inspectors, Head Constables, Selection Grade Constables and Constables.

There is, at the Headquarters of each district, an Armed Reserve contingent under the charge of a Gazetted officer of the rank of Dy.SP to meet contingencies like leave / sickness etc. and to perform other miscellaneous duties in the district like armed and unarmed guards, escort of treasuries, prisoners/ under trials and the like.

J&K Police Other Wings

J&K Armed Police

The Armed Police is headed by an officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police. For effective supervision, the ADGP Armed is assisted by 03 IsGP, 04 DIsGP. The two IsGP exercise superintendence over Armed/IRP Battalions in their respecive Provinces (Jammu/Kashmir). Each Armed/IRP Battalion is headed by a Commandant of the rank of SSsP/SsP and deployed in every nook and corner of UT of J&K. There are at present 11 Armed and 24 IRP Battalions in the UT of J&K.For More Information Click Here

J&K Traffic Police

This wing is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP) who in turn supervises two DIG and zonal SsP who are charged with ensuring the smooth flow of traffic at Jammu, Srinagar and the National Highway respectively. This wing is primarily engaged in regulating traffic and enforcement of traffic laws. With the unprecedented rise in the vehicular population across the State particularly in twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar, the Wing is engulfed with heavy commitments in ensuring traffic regulation with meager manpower resources. For More Information Click Here

J&K Police - Railway

This wing has been carved out of erstwhile Crime and Railways after Railways was made an independent organization in the aftermath of operation of railway traffic in the Valley. The Wing is headed by an officer of the rank of IGP who is assisted by one DIG at Hqrs. and SSP Railways Jammu & SSP Railways Kashmir. The Railway Police deals with criminal cases at Railway Platforms and tracks besides includes protection of Railway property. For More Information Click Here

J&K Police - Crime Branch

This wing is headed by an officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police (IGP) who is assisted by a DIG and SSsP each at Jammu and Srinagar, in the discharge of his duties which include investigating cases of public importance, collection and consolidation of crime data, supervision of State Crime Records Bureau (SCRB), Crime Photograph Cell and maintenance of Dog Squad. Two (02) Police Stations, one at Srinagar and other at Jammu, under Crime Branch, have powers of investigation vested in them vide Government order. For More Information Click Here

J&K Police - Technical Services

The Technical Services Zone is headed by an officer of the rank of IGP assisted by Staff Officer of the rank of SSP. The Zone comprises of the following subordinate wings:

  • Forensic Science Laboratory, J&K
  • Police Hospitals Jammu and Kashmir
  • Police Transport Workshops Jammu and Kashmir (including Police Petrol Pumps at Jammu and Srinagar) Moreover, Forensic Science Laboratory is headed by Director FSL and Police Hospitals are supervised by Medical Superintendent Police Hospital Jammu and Medical Superintendent Police Hospital Srinagar.

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J&K Police Telecom

Telecom wing is headed by the IGP assisted by an officer who is of the rank of DIG and is designated as Director Police Telecom. the Telecom wing is further divided in four Zones i.e, Jammu Zone, Kashmir Zone, ACS Kashmir Zone and ACS Jammu Zone which are supervised by the officer of the rank of SSP. For More Information Click Here

J&K Police - Security Wing

The Security wing is supervised by an officer of the rank of ADG/ Inspector General of Police (IGP Security) who in turn is assisted by a DIG Security and SSP Security at Headquarters. The Security wing is further divided into Security Kashmir, Security Jammu, Raj Bhawan, Civil Sectt, AHJ Airport Jammu/Srinagar each headed by an officer of the rank of SSP. The Security wing has the charter of providing security to protected persons, vital installations and to secure venues during sensitive events. The role of the wing has assumed more significant since inception of militancy in the State and personnel of the wing are mostly deployed with various categorized protected persons for providing physical security to these PPs and their immediate family members. For More Information Click Here

J&K Police - Special Security Group

The Special Security Group (SSG) is responsible for the protection of the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and their immediate familiy members. The Proectees of the SSG also include Ex-CMs and their immediate familiy members. For More Information Click Here

J&K Police - CID

CID is the premier intelligence wing of J&K Police and has been traditionally occupying the important position by functioning as eyes and ears of the Government. The CID is headed by an officer of the rank of ADG or IG and presently one IGP is heading the Wing. In the discharge of duties besides one IGP or DIG(as the case may be) and SSsP at Hqrs, he is assisted by two DIsGP CID Kashmir/Jammu who are assisted by SSsP Special Branch/ Counter Intelligence in their respective provinces. While Special Branch is dealing with collection, collation and dissemination of intelligence relating to political and other counts to maintain the surveillance over the undesirable elements etc, the Counter Intelligence is basically an anti-militancy set-up dealing with the collection of intelligence to counter the threat of anti-national, subversion, espionage, smuggling of contrabands and trans-border activities. Apart from these functions, the CID also carries out verification for the purpose of service, passports, threat perception, VISA clearance, NORI, migration relief cases and other allied verifications. SSP CID SB Kashmir/Jammu are also designated as Foreigners registration Officers in their respective jurisdiction whileas SSP Leh for Ladakh under the overall supervision of CID Headquarters. In addition, one SP is looking after at CID Cell New Delhi which is responsible for maintaining liaison with Govt of India and collection of intelligence having bearing on law and order, security and terrorist activities. For More Information Click Here

J&K Civil Defence, Home Guard & State Disaster Response Force

This wing is headed by the DGP J&K who is ex-officio Commandant General and assisted by Joint Commandant General of the rank of ADGP designated as ADGP HG/CD/Auxiliary Police. The ADGP/IGP is further assisted by two (02) DIsG, who exercise command and control over Civil Defence/ Homeguard and two SDRF(formerly Auxiliary Police Battalions) one each at Jammu and Srinagar which are headed by officers of the rank of SsP/SSsP. The Auxiliary Police discharges multifarious duties such as assiting the civil Police in traffic control / regulation , maintenance of law and order and protection of life and property. The Auxiliary Police Bns. also organize training of Civil Defence and Home Guard Volunteers to meet any eventuality and extend a helping hand during emergencies like natural disasters. For More Information Click Here

Sheri-Kashmir Police Academy

Sher-I-Kashmir Police Academy at Udhampur was established as Police Training College in the year 1981 and upgraded to the level of Academy in April 1998. The Academy runs induction courses for DySsP, Prosecuting Officers and Sub Inspectors, besides promotion courses of SgCts, Head Constables and ASIs. The Academy also runs 31 specialized courses for various ranks. For More Information Click Here


This cadre is headed by an officer of the rank of DIG, designated as Director Prosecution posted in the Police Hqrs, who in turn is assisted by Dy. Director Prosecution (SP), Chief Prosecuting Officer, Sr. Prosecuting Officers (Dy.Ss.P) and Prosecuting Officers (Insps). All the departmental litigations viz Writs, appeals, civil suits, claim petitions, SLPs, contempts, criminal prosecution etc are conducted/ dealt with and supervised by this wing. The officers of this wing being police officers are also posted in the field for various law and order duties besides act as law instructors & legal advisors of the department. For More Information Click Here

Police Housing Corporation

There is an independent Housing Corporation called Police Housing Corporation (PHC) to execute construction works of J&K Police. The PHC is headed by a Chairman-cum-Managing Director who is assisted by Superintending Engineer, Executive Engineers, , Assistant Executive Engineers and J. Engineers. The Engineering staff of PHC are all on deputation to the Corporation. For More Information Click Here

Police Wives Welfare Association (PWWA)

The J&K Police Wives Welfare Association (J&K Police Pariwar) is functioning to look after the Welfare of needy and deserving family of Police personnel by sharing their joys and sorrows with them and by putting them into an active life. For More Information Click Here