The name “Jharkhand” means “The Land of Forests”. The 28th state of the Indian Union was brought into existence by the Bihar reorganization Act on November 15, 2000 – the birth anniversary of the legendary Bhagwan Birsa Munda. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of 30,778 sq mi (79,710 km2). The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka is sub capital while Jamshedpur is the largest and the biggest industrial city of the state. Some of the other major cities and industrial centres are Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh.
Jharkhand Police is the Law enforcement agency for the state of Jharkand. Jharkhand Police was formed in 2000, after the establishment of Jharkhand State. D K Pandey, IPS, is the present Director General of Police (DGP) of Jharkhand.
Jharkhand Police has been made more officers centric; by almost doubling the posts of various categories of police officers (Inspectors, SIs, and ASIs) in one go. As a result now the teeth-to-tail ratio of 1:2.5 has been achieved from earlier prevalent 1:4.95. This has provided us a large number of investigating officers and improved tremendously the promotional opportunities for our lower ranks.
116 police stations have been made Inspector headed and 56 assistant police stations have been upgraded as full-fledged independent police stations. The existing 520 police stations and outpost have been increased to 606 and all police stations/police out posts and other specialized units have been categorized and for every category, norms for the scale of police officers/policemen of different categories have been fixed.
For prevention and control of crime 429 police station crime related entries are being updated through CCTNS. A.T.S (Anti Terrorist Squad) has been established to neutralize terror modules. Cyber Police Station has been established in Ranchi to deal effectively with increasing and complex cybercrimes. Beat Patrolling and community oriented policing have been launched in a major way to suit the needs and expectations of modern society.
Jharkhand police web portal www.jhpolice.gov.in has be redesigned and updated for collection and dissemination of information to public.
The future plans of Jharkhand Police in the pipeline are:- 44 urban police station to be converted have been converted in to smart police stations. CCTV surveillance system is to be introduced in Ranchi. Unified Dial -100 to be launched in whole state for responding to any emergency.