What is the full form of DSP?
In Police, DSP full form is Deputy Superintendent of Police. This is the rank of a police officer in the police department in India. DSP is a state police officer who represents the state police forces. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) is equivalent to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) and some as per state government rules can be promoted to IPS after several years of service. A DSP is most commonly known as a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) who is in charge of a subdivision in the state of West Bengal. The rank is also known as circle officer (CO), here CO is not a rank but a post, in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- Direct recruitment by UPSC after writing Group I exam and getting a good rank. Candidates who clear this exam undergo probationary training before being posted as DSP.
- If you are a graduate, state PSC and pass with good rank. Select Police Service while filling the form as your first choice instead of Administrative Service.
- According to the UPSC exam, the candidate’s age should be between 21 to 30 years to become a DSP, in which OBC candidates are given 3 years relaxation, and SC / ST candidates have 5 years relaxation.
- The minimum height for male candidate is 168 cms and for female candidate is 155 cms.
- Minimum chest required for males is 84 cms and minimum chest expansion of 5 cms.
For the post of DSP, exams are conducted from time to time to directly recruit police officers to this rank. Inspectors are also promoted to this post after the specified years of service. The rank insignia of this officer is three stars on the shoulder.