Job Opportunities – Monetary Benefits and Career Prospects

Of course you will work in the police department of the state. You will join as a trainee and
attend the police training colleges to get intensive training in police rules, criminal law, local and special acts, as well as dealing with emergencies such as riots, fires and accidents. This will keep you busy for the first 12 months. Outdoor training includes activities such as physical training, drill, parade, riot control, cane drill, unarmed combat, obstacle course, musketry, rifle and revolver shooting, driving motor vehicles and study of elementary motor mechanisms.

After all that training you will be posted at a police station. You could start as an assistant sub-inspector and rise to the post of an inspector. In this field, promotions depend on experience and dedication to the job.

Money & Other Benefits

The pay scales for the police force are not very glamorous but enough to make ends meet. The general scales excluding additional allowances and perks approximately are:

Director: Rs.26,000/- (Fixed)
Special Director:  Rs. 24,000/- to 26,000/-
DIG ( Deputy Inspector General ): Rs. 16,000/- to Rs. 20,000/-
Deputy Supdt.of Police: Rs.8000/- to Rs. 13,500/-
Assistant sub-inspector: Rs 4,000 to 6,000 per month
Sub-inspector: Rs 5,500/- to 9,000/- per month
Inspector: Rs 6,500 to 10,000/- per month 
Head Constable: 3,200/- to 5000/- per month
Constable: Rs. 3,000/- Rs. 4590/- per month
Additional perks include living quarters and a vehicle.

Career Prospects

Agreed, money is one of the biggest motivators. But if that's what you are looking at then you are looking at the wrong profession. But if you are one of those who finds great satisfaction out of serving the country and upholding the law, then your prospects are good.

There are many law enforcement tasks that the police leave to civilian personnel. Psychologists, chemists, biologists, photographers, and many other specialists can find employment with larger police departments. Although none of these specialties is essential to police work all the time, in some situations, expertise can be the key to cracking a case. Since police officers can and often do retire at an early age, many former police officers find good work providing private security for corporations or individuals.