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Delhi Police is also known as Department of Police (DoP) is main law and order agency for the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT). At the National Capital Regions there are no jurisdiction adjoining.

Delhi Police established in 1803 and had small security police force, under the assistant of British Resident to the Mughal Imperial Courts. It formed in 1861 before India gets independence in 1947 Delhi Police was the Part of the Punjab Police. In 1966 it was re organized and four new divisions created, New Delhi Police Commissioner was the head of it and he is the rank of (DGP) Director General of Police. With an entire force of 80,000 plus workforce, Police of Delhi is one of the largest metropolitan police in the world.


The principle of Delhi Police Department is to support the law fairly and firmly; to avoid crime; to chase and bring to justice those who break the law; to keep the peace in firm with the community; to protect, help and assure the people; and to be seen to do all this with integrity, common sense and sound judgment. They are sympathetic, polite and composed, serving without fear, or favors or bias to the rights of people. there is a need for them to be competent, peaceful and controlled while facing violence and apply only that force which is necessary to accomplish our lawful duty. We must strive to reduce the fear of the public and, so far as we can, to reflect their priorities in the action we take. We must respond to well-founded criticism with a willingness to change.


For many years, Delhi Police department has been tangled in a streak of disputes; ranging from deaths in custody, rape in custody, denial of writing FIR or First Information Report, dormancy or conspiring with arsonists in communal riots, and organizing bogus confrontations, etc. These are few of the organizational issues local to many Indian police departments. At several times, Delhi Police has been identified being on the opposite side of the law and has been reprimanded by the Supreme Court of India, Central Bureau of Investigation, and several organizations for human rights, South Asia | BBC NEWS | Family fury on police killers.

Role In Anti-Sikh Riots In 1984

The Delhi police Department was blamed largely for its inefficiency in guarding Sikhs while the riots were taking place and in few occasions, allegedly accompanied crowds. Eyewitness reports gained by TIME magazine reported the Police of Delhi watched on as "rioters killed and raped, having acquired access to records of voters which eased them in marking Sikh homes with big Xs, and large crowds were transported into huge Sikh accomodations". In November 1984, a report declared from Delhi based Human Rights establishments PUDR and PUCL headlined Who Are the Guilty reverberated most of such criticisms. PUCL - PUDR Report: Who are the Guilty?

Contact Delhi Police
Deputy Commissioner of Police,
(Central District)
Police Station Daryaganj,
New Delhi-110 002

Ph: 23261377, 25737951

Ext. 7401

Delhi Police Recruitment

Delhi Police is offering several opportunities as there are vacancies in several posts.

Some Of The Most Significant Recruitments Are The Following:

  • Constable
  • Ministerial Cadre
  • Sub-Inspector
  • Assistant Commissioner of Police

Constables both Male and Female, Recruitment in Delhi Police is taken up by a Recruitment Board designated by Commissioner of Police. Eligible candidates come from all over the country for recruitment. The vacancies are advertised in the Employment Exchange of Delhi and Central Employment Exchange at a basis of all India. Besides, advertisement for vacancies is also given in News Papers / Rozgar Samachar, which invite applications under open competition. The applicants have to go through Physical Examination, Written Test.

Recruiting directly into the Ministerial Cadre is possible only for rank of Head Constable (Ministerial) and of Stenographers and Assistant Sub-Inspector. Competitive examination for these posts are conducted for which candidates from inside of the department and also open competition are eligible. Advertisement for these Vacancies is also given in News Papers/Rozgar Samachars.For the post of Sub-Inspectors, Police of Delhi give advertisements on a regular basis.For Assistant Commissioner of Police the whole process is executed and carried out by the Union Public Service Commission and candidates are recruited from Civil Services Examination.

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