Situation of women Police Bangladesh

Report
Women in Policing
Bangladesh
Journey started from 1974- 2013
Statistics
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First women police was recruited in 1974.
In 1986 the first women police joined in the officer
rank (cadre service).
Total Strength of Police -1,48,343
Number of Police Satiations -615
Police population ratio –1 police is responsible to
provide service to 1100 people
Total number of women police - 6893
Rank
Female
IGP
0
Additional IGP 0
DIG
2
Additional DIG 3
SP
12
Additional SP
57
Senior SP
24
ASP
113
Inspector
65
Sub-Inspector
424
ASI
427
Constable
5566
Key Policy initiatives
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In the Strategic Plan of Bangladesh Police (BP) 2007 -2010
, targeted to recruit additional 3000 women police.(WP).By
this time BP recruited more then 3000 WP. The % of WP
was less then 2 % in 2007 now increased into 5.63%.
A all women Battalion was established in 2011 by BP
called Armed Police Battalion. The Commandant of the
Battalion is a women.
Two contingent of women police were sent to UN Peace
keeping mission. In each batches there were 100 WP and
the Commandant were women.
33% seats were reserved for women in the Community
Policing Forums.
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In the history of BP a women police became Additional
Commissioner at Dhaka Metropolitan Police.
Four women police became Assistant Commissioner .
Women Support and Investigation Unit was established
Under Dhaka Metropolitan Police . The UNIT is run by
all women and the head of the centre is a SP
A women police became the Office in Charge (OC) of
a Police stations at Dhaka .
In 2013 a women police became the SP of a District .
Supported by PRP
 A Gender Guidelines was developed by PRP and
approved by BP an disseminated in all the Police
Stations.
 A Day-care Centre was established in Rajarbagh Police
line.
 Eight Victim Support Centres were established with the
support of PRP.
 All these VSCs are run by women police.
 Memorandum of agreement was signed by 10 NGOs

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