Police Department

Police department is responsible for maintaining the law and order in the district. For the administrative point of view, the district is divided into eight Police Sub Divisions namely Gadchiroli, Kurkheda, Dhanora, Ghot, Aheri, Sironcha, Etapalli and Etapalli Division. There are total 14 police stations, 14 sub police stations and 14 armed out posts in the district. There are 8 police sub divisions covering 14 police stations, 14 sub police stations and 14  armed out posts. There are total 3087 (approx.) police personnel working in the district.

The district is intensely infested with naxalites of People’s War Group (PWG ). These naxalites usually operate in the remote and fur flung interior parts of the district where access is very complicated due to difficult terrain and dense forest.

The southern part of the district mainly comprising Sironcha, Aheri, Etapalli and Bhamragad are infested with the activities of naxalites as these areas are in possession of thick forest and are close the border of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh & Chattisgarh State.

The police personnel have to undergo a lot hardship and play a major role in the district to keep the naxalites at bay, in comparison to the other districts in Maharashtra. Apart from this, the district police also initiates many noble schemes like Janjagran Melawa, in which the tribals are invited and they are acquainted with the various government schemes which they can very well avail of. The people are also given free medical aid and made cautions of naxal propaganda through which the innocent people are cheated to work for them.

Superintendent of Police of Gadchiroli District  : Shri. Shailesh Balkawade,IPS