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


Reports

September 2013


Police Complaints Authorities in India - A Rapid Study

It is now seven years since the Supreme Court directed all states to begin reforming their police. In its 2006 judgement in the Prakash Singh case, the Supreme Court of India passed seven directives for structural reform of the police.  These directives taken together were read more

September 2013


Status of Compliance of Supreme Court’s Directions (In States which have issued Executive Orders)

Status of Compliance of Supreme Court’s Directions (In States which have issued Executive Orders) lists in detail if and how well/poorly these States have complied with the Supreme Court's directives issued in the Prakash Singh vs. Union of India case of 2006, which laid down a read more

October 2013


Parliamentary Committee Report on Women in Policing - Working Conditions of Women in Police Force

With the alarming rise in crimes against women, the role of women police personnel have become very important in dealing with women victims of crimes. The presence of increased number of women in the police force will help in enhancing the image of the police read more

Oct 2013


Seven Steps to Police Reform

The need for police reforms in India is long recognised. There has been more than three decades of discussion by government created committees and commissions on how to accomplish this. Way back in 1979 the National Police Commission (NPC) was set up to report on read more

November 2013


10 Point People's Manifesto on Policing

CHRI's 10 Point People's Manifesto on Policing expresses the urgent needs that the people of India have in the run up to the elections, where policing issues must be front and center in the debates and discussions. read more

November 2013


All India National Conference of Women Police presentation

A thorough presentation by Ms Rina Mitra Director, National Police Mission Division Bureau of Police Research & Development, on the challenges and strides made by women police officers in India, statistical analysis on strength, recruitment, and recommendations moving forward. read more

November 2013


Women in Police in Kerala Presentation

A presentation by Former State Police Chief Jacob Punnoose, IPS (Retd) on the history and current state of women police in Kerala.   read more

March 2014


CHRI Critique: Maharashtra Police (Amendment) Ordinance 2014

CHRI Critique: Maharashtra Police (Amendment) Ordinance 2014 read more

July 2013


Police and You Know Your Rights Legal Aid

Thousands of people in our country cannot afford a lawyer when they are accused of a crime or want to take a matter to court. As a result they are denied any meaningful access to the justice system. It is the duty of the State read more

July 2013


Police and You Know Your Rights SC and ST

Government is not allowed to make any law or take any action which treats people differently on the basis of their gender, religion, position, caste or place of birth.However, all persons are not equally placed in society. Government can make special laws to help people read more

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