Indian Police Service

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The Indian Police Service (abbr. IPS) is a civil service under the All India Services. It replaced the Imperial Police in 1948, a year after India became independent from the British Raj.

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Indian Police Service
Service Overview
Formerly known asImperial Police[1]
Date of Establishment
  • 1905; 118 years ago (1905)
    (as Imperial Police)
  • 1948; 75 years ago (1948)
    (as Indian Police Service)
Staff CollegeSardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad
Cadre Controlling AuthorityMinistry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Minister ResponsibleAmit Shah, Union Cabinet Minister for Home Affairs.
Legal personalityGovernmental: Civil Service
Cadre Strength3,894 members (2016)[2]
SelectionCivil Services Examination
AssociationIPS (Central) Association

Along with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS), the IPS is one of the All India Services[3] – its officers are employed by both the Union Government and the individual states.

The service commands and provides leadership to State police forces and Union territories' police forces, Central Armed Police Forces (BSF, SSB, CRPF, CISF, and ITBP), the National Security Guard (NSG), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), Special Protection Group (SPG), National Investigative Agency (NIA) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).