The Haryana Police came into existence with the
creation of Haryana as a separate State on 1st November 1966.
Today, the 43,000 strong force, is headed by the Director General
of Police and has its Headquarters at Panchkula. The Haryana
Police has the following functional divisions:
District Police Setup: The Haryana State is divided into 21
policing districts besides the Railway Police district. A
Superintendent of Police heads each district. The districts are
divided into 4 Ranges, each being headed by an Inspector General
of Police. At the apex is the Director General of Police who is
assisted by an array of senior officers.
Central Investigation Department: The CID is the intelligence
wing of the Haryana Police and is responsible for collecting
intelligence pertaining to security, crime and State polity. It
is also responsible for overseeing VIP security arrangements.
Haryana Armed Police: This is the paramilitary arm of Haryana
Police and comprises 5 battalions each headed by a Commandant of
the rank of SP. It has its headquarters at Madhuban.
Crime Records Bureau: Is responsible for the creation and
maintenance of a State level database on crimes, criminals,
stolen property and organized criminal gangs for use by law
enforcement agencies. It is based at Madhuban, Karnal.
Finger Print Bureau: The bureau is based at Madhuban, Karnal and
is responsible for obtaining, processing and disseminating
finger print records of criminals including foreign criminals to
establish their identity.
Haryana Police Academy: It is located at Madhuban, Karnal and
caters to the training needs of Haryana Police for all ranks.
Telecommunication: The telecommunication wing is responsible for
running the wireless network of Haryana Police. The telecom
staff manages all District Police Control Rooms and the State
Police Control Room. The Wing is also handling the
implementation of the satellite-based Police Telecom Net (POLNET)
as well as the Wide Area Networking project to link all police
stations and district police headquarters to the State Police
Railway Police: The Government Railway Police of Haryana
functions as one Railway Police District. The Haryana GRP
headquarter is located at Ambala.
Commando: Haryana Police has one trained commando battalion that
is mainly deployed for VIP security duty. The commando complex
is located at Newal, Karnal.
Reserve Battalions: Haryana has three paramilitary battalions
funded by the Central Government that are called the India
Reserve Battalions. These battalions have been trained and
equipped on lines of the central paramilitary forces. The IR
battalions are normally deployed for law and order duty within
Haryana. The Central government may, however, require their
deployment in any part of the country for maintaining law and
order. The IR Battalions are headquartered at Bhondsi, Gurgaon.
Highway Patrol & Road Safety Police: This is Haryana's dedicated
force responsible for traffic management and road accident
victim assistance on the national highways. The Highway Patrol
has its headquarters at Karnal.