The Police force in the Chhattisgarh state is entrusted with the responsibility of maintenance of public order and prevention and detection of crimes. Article 246 of the Constitution of India designates the police as a state subject, which means that the state governments frame the rules and regulations that govern each police force.

These rules and regulations are contained in the police manuals of Chhattisgarh state  police force. The Police force in the state is headed by the Director General of Police/Inspector General of Police. Chhattisgarh state is divided into convenient territorial divisions called ranges and each police range is under the administrative control of a Deputy Inspector General of Police. A number of districts constitute the range. District police is further sub-divided into police divisions, circles and police-stations.

Besides the civil police, states also maintain their own armed police and have separate intelligence branches, crime branches, etc.