Superintendent of Police
Bangladesh Police devotes a round the clock service to public order, peace and security. It works relentlessly to secure life and property of the people. The enormous area of responsibility and the volume of works of Bangladesh Police entail activities ranging from domestic law and order management to performing globally with the UN in its different peacekeeping missions. The functions in generally carried out by Bangladesh Police are as follows:
Bangladesh Police is the core law enforcement agency of Bangladesh. It is administered under the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh. It plays the prime and pivotal role in maintaining law and order of the state. Though police is primarily concerned with maintaining law and order assuring security of public life and property. In Bangladesh, the formal and organized policing with varieties of activities as of today has come to this stage through lots of evolutions and developments across the long time......
Under the leadership of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh achieved its independence in 1971. In the dark of March 25, 1971, the Pakistani occupation force slaughtered thousands of innocent Bangalees, prompting the nation to create resistance against them. On this fateful night, the Pakistani military rulers launched the "Operation Search Light" which first hit Rajarbagh police lines where police personnel were in the forefront with their service arms.The invading force had evidently understood that police would be the main obstacle while conducting operation search light and therefore, they attacked the police lines first. According to a statistics, a total of 33,995 police personnel were in service in the then East Pakistan during the Liberation War. Of them, 13,000 denied loyalty to the then government and joined the freedom fight.However, it has been speculated that the figure of police freedom fighters was much higher as around 70 percent of police personnel in some districts joined the war. A government order issued during the period also supported the speculation, saying “The Govt. of East Pakistan, Dacca has been pleased to convey sanction to the creation of the following temporary posts in the East Pakistan police force and deputation thereto, of the officers and men from West Pakistan for a period of 6 months with effect from 1-6-71.” As time passed, each police station turned into a fort of freedom fighters, hoisting Bangladeshi flag in police lines. After directly getting involved in the activities of Mujibnagar government in exile, the police force intensified the Liberation War. The contribution of police force to the independence was mainly divided into two phases -- a) the period before March 24, 1971 and b) from March 25 to December 16, 1971.