The Nagaland Police Headquarters is located at P. R. Hills, Kohima. The department is headed by the Director General of Police. He is assisted by several other senior officers in the rank of ADGPs, IGPs, DIGs, AIGs and SPs.
Police Headquarters has different branches with uniform and civil staff catering to their respective subject matters. There are Esstt-I, Esstt-II, Esstt-III, M.T. branch, Accounts branch, Supply branch, Legal Cell, Crime branch, Pension branch, Modernization branch etc with staffs headed by Office Superintendents. Senior Accounts Officer and Junior Accounts Officer are posted by the State Govt. on deputation from Accounts Services to act as advisors on financial and accounts matters to the department.
The Police Engineering wing is called Police Engineering Project (PEP) headed by a Chief Engineer at Police Headquarters and assisted by two Executive Engineers at Chumukedima and Alichen respectively along with a host of other functionaries. This is the executive wing for all construction works in the Police Department either financed by State Government or by the Central Government under modernization scheme.
Besides the above, there is a Police Central Hospital at Chumukedima with a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Senior Medical Officer (SMO) assisted by nurses and other staff. One doctor and two nurses with 6(six) pharmacists are posted in all armed battalions to cater to armed police personnel.
Police Department has a separate branch dealing with offences relating to narcotics headed by an officer of the level of S.P. assisted by various ranks. Check-posts at various places are in operation for this purpose.
The department has to cater to huge number of supplies of different types such as arms/ammunitions; clothing and rations. For smooth flow of supplies there is a supply branch at PHQ manned by AIG(S) with other staffs. Supplied & accepted items are stored at Police Central Store from where units collect the materials. PCS is headed by a Dy.S.P. with other staffs.
By nature of its duties, Police Department has a large fleet of vehicles. Major repairs and replacements are undertaken at Police Central Workshop at Chumukedima headed by an Addl. S.P. designated as O/C.
There are two training centers under the department. One is the Nagaland Police Training School (NPTS) and the other is the Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC). NPTS imparts basic training to the police personnel from the unarmed branch and to the ASIs, it also conducts various in-service courses.Â NAPTC conducts basic training for the police personnel from the armed branch.