Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP):
Dhaka Metropolitan police (DMP) came into being on 1st February 1976. Mr. E.A Chowdhury served as its first Commissioner while Mr. A.S.M. Shahjahan (later on made IGP, Secretary and Advisor to the Caretaker Government) as the Deputy Commissioner (HQ) and they jointly worked hard to setup an effective and professional Metropolitan Police.
DMP started its journey with 12 police stations and 6,000 forces in 1976. Now, the total number of police station is 49, and they are -- Adabor, Airport, Badda, Banani, Bangshal, Bhashantek, Cantonment, Chackbazar, Darussalam, Daskhinkhan, Demra, Dhanmondi, Gandaria, Gulshan, Hazaribag, Jatrabari, Kadamtoli, Kafrul, Kalabagan, Kamrangirchar, Khilgaon, Khilkhet, Kotwali, Lalbag, Mirpur Model, Mohammadpur, Motijheel, Mugda, New Market, Pallabi, Paltan Model, Ramna Model, Rampura, Rupnagar, Sabujbag, Shah ali, Shahbag, Sherebanglanagar, Shyampur, Sutrapur, Shahjahanpur, Tejgaon, Tejgaon I/A, Turag, Uttara Model, Uttarkhan, Uttara West, Vatara and Wari. At present, the total strength of DMP (all ranks and status) is more than 26000.
DMP is using modern equipment like the latest data tracker, portable explosive vapor detector, long distance explosive detector, bomb suits, mobile vehicle x-rays, concealed weapon detector, binoculars, heavy duty luggage scanners, water cannons, archway gates, portable archway gates, road divider cones, signal lights, flash lights, wheel locks, APC, battery operated remote controlled road block, pedestal LED light with sign, battery operated portable pedestal LED light, battery operated portable LED warning device, prodders, net throwers, counterfeit currency identification mechanism, bomb disposal robot, illuminating check-post etc. Beat policing has been inaugurated in almost all 49 police stations. There also exists e-traffic prosecution system and anti-drug campaigns to create awareness. Special steps have been taken to solve slum-dwellers’ problems. Police Blood Bank tries to meet the demand of emergency blood requirements. In the dry season, Rajarbagh arranges safe water for poor people and warm clothes during winter. A visitors’book has been introduced in every police station. Projects have been taken to transform DMP activities into ICT based/digitalized one. Noteworthy projects are: e-policing, e-traffic prosecution process, CDMS, CIVS, CIRMS, morning reports, team tracking system and underground optical connectivity in metropolitan area. Click here for details
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP):
Chittagong Metropolitan Police, established in November 30, 1978, is one of the most important units of Bangladesh police. It has a jurisdiction on an area of 304,66 sq km and serves the people with 08 circles, 16 police stations -- Kotwali, Chandgaon, Panchlaish, Doublemooring, Pahartali, Bandar, Baijid bostami, Hali Shohor, Kornafuli, Potenga, Bakolia, Akborsha, Shodhorgat, EPZ, Chokbazar and Kulshi. It has also 30 police outposts, 6 police boxes, 2 crime divisions -- North and Port; headquarters division, 1 city special branch, 5 investigation centers including 4 naval and 1 police box and 2 traffic division.
CMP has a glorious role in the liberation war of Bangladesh. In 1971, the then SP martyr Shamsul Hoque led his fellow freedom fighters from police force during the fight with the Pakistani Army.
Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP):
Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP), covering a total land area of 70 sq km, came into force on 1st July, 1986. Thirty one wards of Khulna City Corporation and its three unions fall under its jurisdiction. Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) consists of 08 police stations -- Khulna Sadar, Sonadangha, Khalishpur, Daulatpur, Khanjahan Ali, Labanchora, Horintana and Aranghata. Khulna city, which was once known as safe heaven for different terrorist organizations, has become a safe city now by dint of active and smooth functioning of Khulna Metropolitan Police.
Rajshahi Metropolitan Police (RMP):
Established in July 1, 1992, RMP has a jurisdiction of 203 sq km for 20,10,020 people, covering Rajshahi City Corporation, Katakhlai and Nowhata municipalities, parts of Horian, Parila, Horipur, Damkura, Borogachi unions under Poba upazila.
RMP Commissioner is supervising 5 RMP departments -- 1 headquarter, 2 crime department (east & west) , 1 CTSB, 1 Riot Police Department. Besides, there are 4 police stations, 12 police posts and 3 police boxes under RMP. The police stations are Boalia model, Rajpara, Motihar and Shahmokhdum.
Sylhet Metropolitan Police (SMP):
Sylhet is a major city in north-eastern Bangladesh. It is the main city of Sylhet Division and Sylhet district. It was granted metropolitan city status in March 2009. The city is described as a City of Saints, with the mausoleum of the great saint Hazrat Shah Jalal (RA). SMP started its journey with two police stations -- Kotoali and South Surma. Later four police stations -- Jalalabad, Airport, Moglabazar, Harzat Shah Paran -- had been formed. The vision of SMP is to provide service to all city dwellers and make Sylhet a better and safer place to live. SMP Headquarters is located at Naiorpol point. Police Commissioner is the chief of Sylhet Metropolitan Police. There are four divisions: headquarters division, north division, south division and traffic. Supply, riot control, protection & protocol divisions are headed by Deputy Police Commissioners. Click here for details
Barisal Metropolitan Police (BMP):
Barisal Metropolitan Police became functional in October 26, 2006 under the Barisal Metropolitan Police Act-2009. Barisal, an area enriched with paddy, rivers and cannels, was formerly known as Bakla Chandradip. Now, Barisal is a divisional headquarter and an important river port. Barisal police made a significant contribution to the Liberation War of the country. Veteran freedom fighter Mohammad Mahbub Uddin Ahmed, Superintendent of Police, received "Bir Bikram" for his gallantry role in freedom fighting with Pak occupation forces. Martyred freedom fighters of Barisal police includes, among others, Additional SP Golam Ahmed, Inspector Golam Rabbani, SI Abdul Karim Hawlader, constables Abdul Karim Ali, Jalal Ahmed Sharif, Mahbubur Rahman, Mujibul Haque and Sayed Abdur Rashid. BMP has 4 police stations: Kotowali model, Airport PS, Kawnia and Bondor PS.