What is the full form of SI?
SI: Sub Inspector
SI stands for Sub Inspector. It is a rank in the Police force of India. SI is generally in command of a police station and ranks above an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of police. The rank insignia for a SI comprises two stars and a red and blue striped ribbon at the outer end of the shoulder straps.
A SI is the in-charge of a police station where he or she is posted and is also responsible for the administration of that police station and for maintaining the law and order in his jurisdiction. The duties of a SI are mentioned in Indian police acts as well as in state acts.
A sub-inspector is the lower-ranked police officer who can file a charge sheet in court and often acts as a first investigating officer. SI has the power to investigate all cases under the jurisdiction of his police station. However, he cannot investigate the cases that are assigned to senior police officers like DSP or CID. He acts as a bridge between the superior police officers and constabulary below him.
How to become Sub Inspector of Police
The candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university or educational board in India. The graduate candidates are required to appear and clear the SI examination that is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.
The candidates first have to clear the Physical Endurance Test after that they become eligible for written examination and after clearing the written exam and have to appear in the interview and undergo a medical examination.
Powers of a Sub Inspector (S.I) when he or she is posted as Office-in-Charge (O.C):
Duties of a S.I when posted as Officer-in-Charge of a Police Station: