The State of Chhattisgarh was carved on 1 November in the year 2000. Chattisgarh has a total area of 134.194.5 Kilo Metres, (52, 198.9 Square Miles. Since inception, 11 new revenue districts viz., Sukma, Kondagaon, Narayanpur, Bijapur, Balod, Bemetara, Gariyaband, Balodabajar, Mungeli, Surajpur & Balrampur have been carved out to supplement the administrative efficacy, making a total of 27 districts in the State
The Chhattisgarh Police is headed by Director General of Police (DGP). A.N Upadhyay IPS, is the 8th and current Director General of Police of the state.
Chhattisgarh emerged as a new state on the map of India on 1st November 2000. Traditionally, Chhattisgarh has been a very peaceful tribal belt. However, the upsurge of Naxalism in the hilly and difficult terrain of the State poses a big challenge to the enforcement & development agencies today.
Chhattisgarh Police has a total 18 armed Battalions (CAF) including 9 India Reserve Bns. The IPS cadre has a strength of 103. The working set up has been divided into four ranges viz Durg, Bilaspur, Surguja and Bastar and the capital city’s Raipur district is directly supervised by IG Police Intelligence.
Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs) are used in the heavily mined areas of Naxal influence. The total number of sanctioned Police Stations was 392 in March 2010. The force also has an automated Finger Print Bureau.
Chhattisgarh Police comes under direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of Chattisgarh.