Every year, the Government of India selects the best performing police stations across the country to incentivize more effective functioning of police stations and bring healthy competition among them. 

The objective was to rank the top 10 police stations out of 16,671 police stations in the country through data analysis, direct observation and public feedback. Read on to see if your nearest police station is on the list:

Rank 1
Thoubal, Manipur

Rank 2
Salem City, Tamil Nadu

Rank 3
Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh

Rank 4
Jhilmili (Bhaiya Thana)
Surajpur, Chhattisgarh

Rank 5
South Goa, Goa

Rank 6
North & Middle Andaman, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Rank 7
East District, Sikkim

Rank 8
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh

Rank 9
Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Rank 10
Jammikunta Town PS    
Karimnagar, Telangana

The ranking process commenced with shortlisting of the best performing police stations, in each state on the basis of addressing property offences, crimes against women, crimes against weaker sections and trackig missing persons, unidentified found persons and unidentified dead bodies.

The number of police stations selected initially from each state comprised of three from each state with more than 750 police stations, two from all other states and Delhi, and
one from each Union Territory. 75 police stations were selected for next stage of the ranking process.

In the final stage, 19 parameters were identified to evaluate the standards of service delivery and identify techniques of improvement in policing.

This part constituted 80 percent of weightage in overall scoring. The balance 20 percent was based on infrastructure of the police station and approachability of personnel and feedback of citizens. The categories of citizens included were from nearby residential areas, nearby markets and citizens leaving police stations