What is the full form of CID?
The full form of the term CID is Crime Investigation Department. This department is the special agency of the State Police Service. It works to fight against crimes and investigate the crimes. The headquarter of this department is in Pune, and headed by ADGP (Additional Director General of Police) and assisted by the IGP (Inspector-General of Police). It works to do the investigation of crimes under the command of the High court and DGP (Director General of Police).
Formation of CID
The first CID in India was established by the British Government in 1902, to follow and balance the law and order of their government, on the order of the Police Commission. The officers of CID usually work as detectives in plain clothes. In 1929, The department get levigate into special branch CID and CB-CID (Crime Branch CID).
Branches of CID
CID consists the several branches which all works on state-level and under the orders of the High Court. The branches are as given below –
- Anti-Human Trafficking & Missing Persons Cell
- Anti-Narcotics Cell
- Finger Print Bureau
- Anti-Terrorism squad
- Bank Frauds
- Dog Squad
- Human Rights Department
Officer’s rank in CID
CID also has officer’s rank on the basis of their work differently. The ranks are as below mentioned.
- Sub- Inspectors
- Additional Director General of Police (ADGP)
- Inspector General of Police (IGP)
Career in CID
To make a career in CID, you have many options like the Indian Civil Service examination conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year. The minimum qualification required to join CID as Sub-Inspector or an officer is Graduation from any recognized university. In addition to this, the minimum qualification required to join CID as constable or equivalent post is 12th or Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC).
Also, there are many universities in India, where you can get a graduate-level degree in criminology and criminal justice which may be proven helpful for you to join CID.
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