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


Policies & Guidelines

November 2013


Women Police: India

A statistical overview of women in police in India read more

January 2014


Political Control of Delhi Police - CHRI Policy Position

Recent events by the Delhi Chief Minister make the question of police control even more necessary to confront. CHRI examines these issues in this policy position.   read more

April 2014


State of Karnataka by Nonavinakere Police Versus Shivanna @ Tarkari Shivanna

Instructions in the form of guidelines from the Supreme Court. These guidelines have been directed to all police stations in India with regards to the the recording of statements of rape survivors.  Judgment dated April 25, 2014 is attached, but in summary:  i. Upon receipt of information read more

2013


Delhi Police Standing Order for First Information Reports

The Delhi Police Standing Orders on the subject of filing First Information Reports, and the duties and responsibilities of the police in regard to faithfully fulfilling these requirements.   read more

2013


Delhi Police Standing Order 74-A - Functioning of the Women Helpline Desk in CPCR

The National Capital Territory of Delhi is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the world where crime including violence against women and girls in public spaces, has emerged as a major challenge. While Delhi has been a leader in many urban innovations the read more

2010


Delhi Police Standing Order 303/2010: Guidelines to be Followed While Investigating Cases of Rape

The need to issue comprehensive instructions regarding investigation of rape or sexual assault cases has been felt to improve the quality of investigation and to secure maximum conviction.  Contained herein are the guidelines to be followed by the Delhi police for investigating cases of rape. read more

2010


Nation Human Rights Commission Guideline - Death During the Course of Police Action

The National Human Rights Commission is concerned about the death during the course of a police action.  The police does not have a right to take away the life of a person.  Under the scheme of criminal law prevailing in India, it would not be read more

2009


Delhi Police Standing Order 303/2009 - GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED BY THE POLICE WHILE INVESTIGATING CASES OF RAPE

The need to issue comprehensive instructions regarding investigation of rape or sexual assault cases has been felt to improve the quality of investigation and to secure maximum conviction. Earlier, SO No. 303 issued on 17.12.02 titled ‘Functioning of Rape Crisis Intervention Centres in Police Districts read more

2008


Delhi Standing Order 303/2000 - Functioning of Rape Crises Intervention Centres in Police Districts of Delhi and addendum

With a view to handle the investigation of rape cases of minor victims professionally and with sensitivity and to rehabilitate the needy ones amongst them, Rape crises intervention Centers have been set up in the Police District of Delhi. The Delhi Commission for Women, Delhi read more

2008


Delhi Police Standing Order 389/2010 - ANTI-STALKING CELL AND UNITS IN DELHI POLICE

Prevention of crime against women has all along been a priority area for Delhi Police, and several measures have already been taken in this regard. One area where complaints have been voiced from time to time concerns women/girls being followed/stalked by undesirable elements thereby causing read more

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