The Bangladesh Police is the primary law enforcement agency in Bangladesh. Its mission is to uphold the rule of law, ensure safety and security of citizens, detect and prevent crime, bring offenders to justice and maintain peace, public order. In addition the Police service participates in international peacekeeping missions under the sanction of the United Nations
Various branches and departments such as the CID, SB, RAB, Metropolitan Police, SWAT, Highway Police, Railway Police, Range Police, Prison Police, Industrial Police, River Police, Air Wing and Armed Police Battalion exist in the Police service.
Currently the Bangladesh Police is comprised of 138,000 personnel excluding special units such as the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). It is led by an Inspector General, equivalent to the rank of Lieutenant General in the Army.