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The Department of Sindh Police (Urdu:سنده پولیس) also known as Sindh Police) is a police department established in 1843 to maintain law and order and law enforcement in Sindh, Pakistan. The department serves an area of ~140,914 sq.km., and has about ~105,234 police officers and staff to served in the department. As of current, Ghulam Hyder Jamali is the current Inspector-General who was appointed in 2014.
The Sindh Police has been fictionalized in numerous movies, novels, dramas, and television shows through its history. The department has also been associated with a number of controversies, mainly concerned with racial animosity, police brutality, and police corruption.
After becoming the Governor of Sindh, General Sir Charles Napier established a policy system based on the pattern of the Royal Irish Constabulary in 1843. British Indian Army Officers closely supervised and controlled the force which was consequently more disciplined, efficient and less corrupt. Influenced by the success of Napier’s police, the Court of Directors of the East India Company suggested that a common system of police be established on the pattern of the Irish Constabulary.
The British Indian Government set up a Police Commission headed by Mr. H.M.Court in 1860. One of the policy directives to the Police Commission of 1860 was that "though the duties of the police should be entirely civil, not military, the organization and discipline of the police should be similar to those of a military body". The present police system in our country has been established under this Charter. At the time of British Indian Police there was a famous Superintendent of Police from Pirdad (Hazro) in Punjab named Muhammad Umar Khan, who was much decorated.In October 2010 the government announced that Sindh Police had been given the approval and will be provided with phone-tracking technology to help them tackle kidnapping cases and corruption on the streets of Karachi.
The Sindh Police has been actively involved in countering human trafficking, drug trade, and gang rivalry (as seen in the Lyari Operation).
Today, Sindh Police is divided into:
Capital City Police Office - Karachi
Karachi CCPO is divided into three zones:
Range Police Offices
Police Special Branches
CID is divided into three cells
1. Operation Branch headed by Usman Ijaz Bajwa
2. Investigations Branch headed by Saqib Ismail Memon
3. Anti-Extremist Cell (Vacant)
The Sindh Police uses a variety of weaponry. However, these are a few of the most common weapons used.
It is also very common for the Police to block roads with Shipping containers from the Karachi Port. However, this is an extremely controversial move, as the police forcefully take these containers from shipping companies, and as these containers are extremely expensive to replace, the companies endure huge financial loss.
The most common vehicles used by the Sindh Police are: