What is DSP Full form?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 21st, 2022

DSP full form is Deputy Superintendent of Police. DSP or DySP are the state-subordinate police officers to the Superintendent of Police. Deputy Superintendent of Police belongs to the provincial police forces who are either promoted from Inspectors or are direct entrants at the rank. 

What does DSP stand for?

DSP stands for Deputy Superintendent of Police. It is one of the most essential and prominent positions in the police department. They are recognized as SPDO or sub-divisional Police Officers in West Bengal and CO or Circle Officers in Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. He works under the Superintendent of Police and performs various duties. These are-

  • He oversees the task of the police department. It includes administering and managing police stations, preventing crime, looking after the investigations, and a lot more.
  • He is responsible for controlling the crowd during functions and political rallies to avoid clashes.
  • He functions as the state’s top intelligence officer. 
  • DSP is responsible for maintaining and managing law and order in the state / Union Territory.
  • DSP checks to maintain communal harmony.

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FAQs on DSP Full Form

  • The full form of DSP is Deputy Superintendent of Police. The post of DSP or Deputy Superintendent of Police is equivalent to ACP. According to the State Government Laws, after a few years of service, DSP can be promoted to IPS. 

  • The DSP is appointed to perform the following duties- Investigation of Crime, Enforcement of Special and Local Laws, Prevention of Crime, Maintenance of law & Order, Large Scale Bundobast, Security Duties, Community Relationship, Traffic Regulation, and Collection of Intelligence on Crime and criminal gangs, anti-social elements and extremists.

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