The Punjab Police
is responsible for policing
in the state of Punjab
. Its present Director General is a J&K cadre IPS officer Mr. PS Gill. Mission of Punjab Police is the prevention and detection of crime, maintenance of law and order and enforcement of the Constitution of India with an eye on technological advancement and human rights.
Punjab Police has had an extremely proud history and the legend of keeping duty before self. Even before Independence, Punjab Police had a name in the country for effective policing and this has been continuously improving through the personal examples of its leadership supported by great traditions, discipline, and highly professional attitude.
The emergence of Punjab Police as a separate organization is a post-1861 development, which took place after the British annexation of Punjab in 1849. In about 150 years of its existence, the police force in the state has faced many difficult phases. The onus of handling law and order has always been a challenge before the police mainly because of the inherent martial traditions prevailing in the state.
The reorganization process in police dates back to 1898, when the practice of appointing army officers to the post of Inspector General was discontinued. However, a sincere effort was made in 1902 by the British, in the form of Indian Police Commission, to identify the shortcomings in the police system. It was, thus, recommended that the police strength in the state may be... Read More