How To Become a Police Inspector?

The job of a Police Officer is considered as one of the most prestigious jobs in society. Aspirants who want to serve their nation and society then the police officer is the right career to pick. There are several designations that aspirants can prepare for police officers in India. Investigating crimes, maintaining law & order, identifying the problems and situations that could potentially lead to crimes, etc. are the jobs of a police inspector. Aspirants who want to become a police officer or are preparing for it can check all the information on how to become a Police Inspector in the post below.

Eligibility Criteria to Become a Police Officer

To be a Police Officer, first of all, the aspirant must first decide the post for which they want to prepare for. The eligibility and recruitment process varies depending upon the post for which they are appearing. If aspirants are preparing for SP/ ASP/ DSP, then aspirants are required to clear the IPS examination. For other posts, state governments hold different recruitment exams. The recruitment exams comprise of written and physical test which appearing candidates must clear. The candidates must meet the physical requirement depending on the post.

Subjects Combination: Students from any stream/ subject in Class 12/ UG/ PG can become apply to become the police officer.

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Academic Eligibility:

Name of the Post Eligibility Recruitment Exam
SP/ ASP Bachelor’s Degree with the lower age limit of 21 years. IPS
Assistant Commissioner or DSP Bachelor’s Degree with the lower age limit of 21 years IPS
Circle Inspector and Sub-Inspector Aspirants must hold the Bachelor’s Degree Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Assistant Sub-Inspector Head Constable with at least 5-7 years of experience are often promoted as Assistant Sub-Inspector State-Level Recruitment Exam or SSC
Police Head Constable

Appearing candidates must hold a Class 12 passing certificate or equivalent degree

State-Level Recruitment Exam
Constable Class 12 and lower age limit is 18, while, upper age limit is 25. State-Level Recruitment Exam

Job Roles

  • Superintendent of Police (SP)/ Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP): ASP and SP are in-charge of a large urban area within the district or Deputy Commander of an Armed Police or Special Commando Battalion.
  • Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)/ Assistant Commissioner: They are the state police officers who belong to provincial police forces.
  • Inspector of Police/ Circle Inspector: Inspector of Police/ Circle Inspector is the officer-in-charge of a police station of a particular region or locality.
  • Assistant Inspector of Police: Assistant Inspector of Police is the assistant in-charge of a police station. Inspector’s post is higher than a sub inspector’s post. They take the responsibility of the police station in case of absence of Inspector of Police.
  • Sub-Inspector of Police: Sub-Inspector of Police is the lowest-ranking officer who under Indian Police rules and regulations can file a charge sheet in court, and is usually the first investigating officer.
  • Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police: Post of the Assistant sub-inspector is a non-gazetted police officer ranking. It is above the post of police head constable and below a sub-inspector.
  • Police Head Constable: Police Head Constable assists Sub-Inspector of Office in carrying out day-to-day activities of the police station.
  • Police Constable: It is the lowest rank in the Department of Police in India. The major responsibility of the police constable is to follow the orders of the head of the police stations and head constables. They are required to carry out the responsibility given by the superiors.

Salary of a Police Officer

The salary of a Police Officer varies depending upon the post. Aspirants can check the salary of each post

Post Salary Per Month
SP/ ASP Rs. 70,000 – Rs. 1,09203
DSP/ Assistant Commissioner Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,300
Circle Inspector Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100
Sub-Inspector/ Assistant Sub-Inspector Rs. 9,300 to Rs. 34,800
Head Constable Rs. 5,200 to Rs. 20,200
Police Constable Rs. 7,000

Pros of Becoming a Police Officer

  • Police officer is one of the prestigious positions in society, and are treated with dignity and respect in society.
  • Police officers enjoy numerous financial and non-financial benefits of government schemes apart from salary such as pensions, housing, ration subsidies etc.

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Cons of Becoming a Police Officer

  • Police officers face immense work pressure.
  • Unusual working hours lead to stress
  • Salary paid to SI, Inspector of Police and constables in India is low.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the salary of a Corcle Inspector?
The salary of a circle inspector ranges from Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,100

Q. What is the job role of a sub-inspector?
Sub-Inspector of Police is the lowest-ranking officer who under Indian Police rules and regulations can file a charge sheet in court, and is usually the first investigating officer.

Q. What is the educational qualification required to be eligible for Police Head Constable post?
Appearing candidates must hold a Class 12 passing certificate or equivalent degree

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