The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) is a state police officer whose rank is above assistant superintendent and below superintendent. They are also called the assistant commissioner of police (ACP) in the commissionerate system. A Deputy Superintendent is usually appointed as a circle officer in a district.
The rank is generally known as circle officer (CO) in the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, though this is not completely right because CO is a post, not a rank. A DSP is in charge of a subdivision in West Bengal state and is usually known as a Subdivisional Police Officer (SDPO).
What is the qualification for DSP?
Candidate must be a citizen of India
A degree from a recognized university in any stream
The minimum physical height is 165 cm for men and 155 cm for women
The chest required for men is 84 cm with a minimum chest expansion of 5 cm
Age limit – General- 21 – 30 years, OBC – 21 – 33 years, SC/ST – 21 – 35 years.
How to become DSP?
To become a Deputy Superintendent of Police(DSP) you need to appear in the State Public Service Commission (PCS) exam. Candidates who clear the State PCS exam can become DSP.
The exam is conducted in 3 stages:-
1. Preliminary exam
2. Main exam
What is the salary of DSP?
Rs. 15,600 – Rs. 39,300
Can a DSP become SP?
Yes a DSP can usually become SP after giving service for around 8 to 10 years.