DGP: Director General of Police
A DGP is a three-star highest-ranking police officer in the Indian States and Union Territories. The Full form of DGP is the Director General of Police. DGPs are also known as State Police Chiefs and are appointed by a cabinet consisting of the state’s top-level officers and the Chief Minister. The DGPs are IPS officers who wear gorget patches on their collars. The gorget patches have a dark blue background and an oak leaf pattern.
To become a DGP, one needs to clear the UPSC Exam. The DGP rank is the highest in the police force and can only be attained through various departmental positions.