Resulting from earnest desire of Sheikh Hasina the Honorable Prime Minister of The Government Republic of Bangladesh. Tourist police, a distinctly a new unit has been instituted in Bangladesh Police with the objective of helping development of the tourism industry by fascination the foreign and the local tourist, improving ecological environment and preserving the culture and heritage of Bangladesh a reverie country adorned with in comparable bounties and immense exquisite natural beauties and thereby expediting the pace of its overall development.
The unit is tasked with the responsibilities of providing security to the tourist and protecting all the tourist spot of the country. One of the foremost objectives is to improve the image of Bangladesh as a country of peace loving people to the outside World, and help develop the tourism industry to the fullness of each potentiality.
The unit has two divisions, it headed by a DIG, as its Chief. Two divisions are one in Chittagong and other in Dhaka. The area fall under Chittagong division are Chittagong, Hill tracts and Cox’s bazar. Dhaka, Sylhet and Kuakata comes under Dhaka division. A division each again divided into three Zones. Each division is placed under the serve of an Add. DIG. Where as a zone is under an Add. SP. Beside this the unit has 4 SPs, 8 Add. SPs, 11 ASPs and 21 Inspectors. The sanction strength of manpower of the unit 699 in total.