Indian Police Service

Indian Police Service, One of the All India Services.

One of the All India Services This article is about the civil service, the Indian Police Service. For the police in India, see Law enforcement in India.

The Indian Police Service (IPS) is a civil service under the All India Services. It replaced the Indian Imperial Police in 1948, a year after India became independent from the British Raj.

Along with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFS), the IPS is one of the All India Services — its officers can be employed by both the Union Government and the individual states.

The service commands and provides leadership to State police forces and Union territories' police forces, Central Armed Police Forces (BSF, SSB, CRPF, CISF, and ITBP), National Security Guards (NSG), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Intelligence Bureau (IB), Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), National Investigative Agency (NIA) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

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