Women in Police
Earlier the district police used to investigate cases relating to problems of women including cases of demand of dowry, immoral traffic in women and girls, rape, eve-teasing, etc. However, a need was felt to open Police Stations headed by women police officers and hence the first Mahila Police Station was established in March 1989 at Jaipur. Now there are 14 women Police Stations in Rajasthan at Jaipur 3(Jaipur City North, South and East), Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Udaipur, Pali, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner and Sri Ganganagar. Cased registered at these police stations are investigated by women police officers. Also, for better supervision and monitoring of these cases, a cell has been created in the CID(Crime Branch) headed by a Superintendent of Police. Similarly, for better coordination at the district level, women cells have been created in 22 district headquarters.
A monthly meeting is also held by the State Government with representatives of different women's organisations alongwith administration and police officers to discuss issues related with problems of women. The first woman R.P.S. officer was selected in October, 1979 and today there are 15 lady I.P.S. officers and 27 lady RPS officers in the State. Now, women police personnel are at par with their male counterparts and are imparted training in drill, riot control, security duties and so on.