India

Facts and Figures

Number of women police: 84,479

Number of police stations: 14,185

Police-population ratio: 1:568

Strength of police: 15,85,117

Resources


Legislation

September 2013


Tamil Nadu Police Ordinance 2013

The Tamil Nadu Police Ordinance, passed in September 2013. read more

2013


The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013

An ct further to amend the Indian Penal Code, the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012.   read more

2012


The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

India also has numerous progressive, rights-based laws in place, aimed to give protection to specific vulnerable groups. These too place obligations on the police. read more

2011


Kerala Police Act, 2011

Kerala Police Act, 2011 read more

2011


Mizoram Police Act 2011

The Mizoram Police Act 2011 read more

2010


Meghalaya Police Act, 2010

Meghalaya Police Act, 2010 read more

2008


Sikkim Police Act, 2008

Sikkim Police Act, 2008 read more

2008


Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act 2008

India has a slew of national security laws both at the centre and some in specific states, each of which expands police powers to some extent. This makes these laws relevant to policing, but it must be noted that these laws have been criticised for read more

2007


Assam Police Act, 2007

Assam Police Act, 2007 read more

2007


Bihar Police Act, 2007

Bihar Police Act, 2007 read more

join the network

Sign Up to our Newsletter

To subscribe to our quarterly newsletter simply add your email.