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Special Armed Police


Name Rank Contact Details Photograph
Shri M.K.Chhabra, IPS Addl. D.G. of Police SAP
0671-2304677 (O)
0671-2305277 (FAX)
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Shri Amitabh Thakur, IPS I.G. of Police SAP
0671- 2304066(O)
0671-2305277 (FAX)
Email Id


The Special Armed Police consists of 8 OSAP Bns., 6 I.R. Bns , 4 OSAP (S.S. ) Bn. and 02 Special IR Bns. and one SS Bn. at Bhubaneswar. The 04 OSAP (SS) Bns. and one SS Bn. Bhubaneswar are effectively meant for districts, but are included in SAP Cadre. They are engaged in anti Naxal Operations & security duty.

The location of various Battalions are as under:

Sl.No. Armed Police Battalions Location
1 OSAP 1st Battalion. Dhenkanal
2 OSAP 2nd Battalion. Jharsuguda
3 OSAP 3rd Battalion. Koraput
4 OSAP 4th Battalion. Rourkela
5 OSAP 5th Battalion. Baripada
6 OSAP 6th Battalion. Cuttack
7 OSAP 7th Battalion. Bhubaneswar
8 OSAP 8th Battalion. Chhatrapur


Sl.No. Indian Reserve Battalions Location
1 1st India Reserve Battalion Koraput
2 2nd India Reserve Battalion Bhamini, Rayagada
3 3rd India Reserve Battalion Kalinganagar, Jajpur
4 4th India Reserve Battalion Bamparada, Deogarh
5 5th India Reserve Battalion Balasingha, Boudh
6 6th India Reserve Battalion Tartuan, Khordha


Sl.No. OSAP (S.S.) Battalions. Location
1 1st OSAP (SS) Battalion. Sambalpur
2 2nd OSAP (SS) Battalion. Keonjhar
3 3rd OSAP (SS) Battalion. Gajapati
4 4th OSAP (SS) Battalion. Malkangiri


Sl.No. Specialised IR Battalions. Location
1 Special Security Battalion,
Under Police Commissionerate


Sl.No. Specialised IR Battalions. Location
1 7th Specialised IR Battalion. Malkangiri
2 8th Specialised IR Battalion. Kandhamal


Recently,2 Spl. I.R. Bns. (7th SIR Bn. at Malkangiri and 8th SIR Bn. at Kandhamal ) have been raised and made operational. The 9th Special IR Bn is temporarily funcitioning at SAP Hdqrs, Bhubaneswar. The total sanctioned strength of SAP (except SAP Hdqrs.) is 22754 including all ranks.

In addition, an Armed Police Training Centre, Jharsuguda has been functioning as an adjunct of 2nd Bn. with Commandant of the latter acting as ex-officio Principal. Further, one Basic Training institute for Armed Police Training is going to be functional at Burla, Sambalpur.