West Bengal Police

state police agency of West Bengal Bengal

The West Bengal Police is the police force of the Indian state of West Bengal.

West Bengal Police
Abbreviation WBP
Logo of the West Bengal Police.
Motto "We Care We Dare"
Agency Overview
Formed 1861
Employees Unknown[1]
Annual Budget 9,503 crore (US$1.2 billion) (2021-22 est.)[2]
Legal personality Governmental agency
Jurisdictional Structure
Divisional agency
(Operations jurisdiction)
State of [[West Bengal|West Bengal ]], India
West Bengal Police Jurisdiction Area
Size 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi)
Population 91,347,736 (2011)
Legal jurisdiction West Bengal, India
Governing body [[Government of West Bengal]]
Constituting instrument The West Bengal Police Act, 1952
General nature
Operational Structure
Headquarters Bhabani Bhawan, Alipore, Kolkata, West Bengal
Gazetted Officers 200 IPS officers[3]
Minister responsible Mamata Banerjee, Department of Home (West Bengal)
Agency executive Shri Manoj Malaviya, IPS, DGP[4]
Parent agency Department of Home (West Bengal)

The West Bengal Police was organized under the Police Act 1861 during the British Raj. It is led by the Director General of Police who reports to the State Government through the Home (Police) Department. Shri P Narajnayan, an IPS officer has held the position of Director General since March 8, 2021.

The West Bengal Police has joint authority with the twenty two revenue districts of the State as under the Police Act 1861. The other general police district consists of the major portions of the metropolitan area of Kolkata, and has a separate police force (Kolkata Police) administered under the Calcutta Police Act 1866 & Calcutta (Suburban Police) Act 1866. This type of administration, only used in India, was created during colonial times when Calcutta was the capital of British India. The city police have been kept independent of the state police force since that time.

References change

  1. "2018 WBPS list" (PDF), WB Police Gazette
  2. "PRS Budget Analysis". 5 February 2021. Retrieved 25 January 2022.
  3. "West Bengal Police".
  4. সংবাদদাতা, নিজস্ব. "West Bengal Police: দুই বছরের জন্য রাজ্য পুলিশের ডিজি নিযুক্ত হলেন মনোজ মালব্য, শীঘ্রই নেবেন দায়িত্বভার". www.anandabazar.com. Retrieved 28 December 2021.

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