The role of police in any civilized society is self-evident. The traditional role of police is to maintain law & order and curb the crimes. Organized police performs threefold task on behalf of society: it protects, it integrates and it develops. The police in society is what grammar is to language. The present system of police administration, traces its origin in the British administrative system. System of police administration in Chhattisgarh from the being did not have any structure until the coming of British in this part of region. Thus there would be no exaggeration in saying that the structure of police administration of the present Chhattisgarh is largely based on the administrative foundation of the Central Provinces.
Basically this book is based on research work (PhD thesis). The study & research on this important subject does not seem to have received a wider academic attention not merely because police is an unpleasant topic but also for the reason that necessary materials are not easy to obtain from the concerned department which operates, by and large, under veil of secrecy there is growing tendency to bring out the different aspect of regional history.