Tue. Apr 23rd, 2019



delhiDelhi is officially the National Capital Territory of the Republic of India. Delhi is historically and culturally connected to both the Upper Doab of the Yamuna-Ganges river system and the Punjab region. It is spread in 1,484 kilo meters with a population of 9.879 Million.


Delhi Police was reorganized in 1946 when its strength was almost doubled. After partition, a large influx of refugee population rolled in and there was a sharp rise in crime in 1948. It was on February 16, 1948 that the first Inspector General of Police (IGP) of Delhi was appointed and the total strength of Delhi Police was increased by 1951 to about 8,000 with one Inspector General of Police and eight Superintendents of Police. Presently, the sanctioned strength of Delhi Police is 83,762.

In 1966 four police districts, namely, North, Central, South and New Delhi were constituted. The Delhi Police Commission also recommended the introduction of Police Commissioner System which was eventually adopted from July 1, 1978.

The population of Delhi and the attendant problems of policing kept on multiplying and following the recommendations of the Srivastava Committee, the strength of Delhi Police was increased to the present level of above 76,000. At present, there are 6 ranges, 11 districts and 184 police stations in Delhi. Today, Delhi Police is perhaps the largest metropolitan police in the world, larger than London, Paris, New York and Tokyo. Alok Kumar Verma, IPS is the present  Commissioner of Police, Delhi.