SHO Full Form

Introduction to SHO

SHO (Station House Officer) holds the responsibility of Police stations in India. SHO is categorized as an inspector and sub-inspector. As per the Indian law, it allows SHO to conduct the investigation of crimes.

What are the Duties of the SHO (Station House Officer)

  • The Station House Officer solely owns the responsibility of law and order. 

  • Supervision and Personal administration of every one of his subordinates of the government assistance and Discipline. 

  • Arranging Beats and Patrols in his Jurisdiction. 

  • Keep up of Good advertising in his Station Limits. 

  • Visiting and investing satisfactory energy in towns and territories. 

  • Keep up powerful surveillance on Anti-Social Elements and Bad characters and keep illuminating to senior authorities. 

  • The assortment of data of terrifically significant issues relevant to police obligations and capacities. 

Difference between an Inspector and An SHO

Inspector is a Rank in the Police Force. The shoulder stripe of the Uniform conveys three stars that show the Rank of Police Inspector. A Police Inspector is posted at different Units of the Police Force and that Rank continues as before if the Unit has a place for an official of that Rank. By this definition, it is evident that SHO is the official accountable for a Police station. There is no notice of the Rank of the SHO aside from expressing that the SHO can be some other official from the Police station who is over the position of a Police constable. This likewise implies the SHO need not really be a Police official of the Rank of Police Inspector. In greater towns/urban areas and metro urban communities, the SHO is Police Inspector while at unassuming communities or a Taluka, a Police Sub-Inspector likewise can be an SHO.

What is the role of Police Inspector?

Inspectors manage teams of sergeants, constables and police staff and/or portfolios. Inspectors plan, oversee, and screen operational policing action. They successfully and efficiently direct the arrangement of resources to incidents including critical incidents.

Qualification Criteria of SHO

The minimum qualification criteria to become a Police Sub-Inspector is a Bachelor’s degree. A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline with 50% marks from any recognized college/Institute. Those people who are passing out from the 12th standard won't be qualified to land the SI Positions in the Police Department.

Who is the Head of the police station?

The leader of a police headquarters is called a Station House Officer (SHO). A cop of the position of Sub Inspector is the SHO in rustic regions and towns in India. In the huge urban areas, a cop of the position of Circle Inspector (also called as Police Inspector) is delegated as the SHO. Here, three to five Sub Inspectors help the SHO in performing different duties at the police headquarters.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. What is the full form of SHO? 

Ans: SHO stands for Station House Officer. 

Q2. What is the difference between the Inspector and SHO? 

Ans: An Inspector is a Rank in the Police Force. The shoulder stripe of the Uniform conveys three stars that show the Rank of a Police Inspector.  SHO is the official accountable for a Police station. There is no notice of the Rank of the SHO aside from expressing that the SHO can be some other official from the Police station who is over the position of a Police constable. 

Q3. What is the Minimum Qualification of SHO?

Ans: The minimum qualification criteria to become a Police Sub-Inspector is a Bachelor qualification (must be a graduate) in any discipline with 50% marks from any recognized college/Institute.

Q4. What are the major duties of SHO? 

Ans: The Station house officer solely owns the responsibility of law and order. 

  • Supervision and Personal administration of every one of his subordinates of the government assistance and Discipline. 

  • Arranging Beats and Patrols in his Jurisdiction. 

  • Keep up of Good advertising in his Station Limits.