What is the Full Form of DCP?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Full Form of DCP is Deputy Commissioner of Police. In metropolitan cities with a Police Commissionerate System, the DCP is the district police chief (Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad). This is the equivalent of the position of Superintendent of Police. It is a senior-level IPS position, which means that an IPS officer is promoted to SP/DCP within 4 to 7 years.

Full Form of DCP

DCP stands for the Deputy Commissioner of Police, which is a post similar to the Superintendent of Police in metropolitan cities. DCP is in charge of the District police and head of the criminal administration. A DCP is responsible for maintaining, directing, and controlling the actions of the police.

The roles of a DCP are:

  • Maintenance of Law and order in the state/ Union territories.
  • It is responsible for controlling the actions of the police officers of India.
  • In metropolitan Indian districts, a DCP is responsible for hearing revenue cases.
  • A person aiming to be a DCP must be an Indian citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, and be 21 to 32 in age.

Facts About the DCP

District Chiefs of Police also called DCPs are the people in charge of maintaining law and order, administering government initiatives, and hearing revenue matters in their district.

The Diploma in Clinical Pathology is also abbreviated as DCP. After finishing high school, a candidate can obtain a Diploma. The diploma curriculum is two years long. You must have a Bachelor’s degree in science or an MBBS to be eligible for this program. To earn a Diploma in Clinical Pathology, you must first complete chemistry, biology, and physics courses.

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