Police Range, Kathmandu

Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal. It is named as Kathmandu after the name of the temple “Kastamandap” made by Lichhhivi king Gunakama Dev. Bhaktapur and Kavre district lies at the eastern part, Dhading and Nuwakot at the western part, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk at the northern part, Lalitpur and Makawanpur at the southern part of Kathmandu. The temperature of this district ranges from maximum of 36.4°Celsius to minimum of -2°Celsius and average rainfall in the district is recorded at 1764.4 milliliters. This district covers an area of 39500 hectares.


2012 BS

Responsible to

Metropolitan Police Commissioners Office Ranipokhari

SOCO Established

2053 BS

Total Police Strength


Male Police Strength


Female Police Strength




Ratio police to people

559.9 people per police

Total population

10,81,845   (Male:5,76,010,   Female:5,05,835


Law enforcement, crime control and investigation of crimes for peace and security and be engaged in the noble service of all people with full protection of human rights.

Employment of human and physical appliances for prevention and investigation of crimes to make Kathmandu the safest city in the world.


  • Respect human rights.
  • Discipline and novelty
  • Effective and qualitative service
  • Accountable and productive


Man Power in Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu

Rank Total
SP 1
DySP 16
Inspector 54
SI 173
ASI 312
HC 445
Constable 1504
Followers 76
Total 2582


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan for crime prevention and investigation.
  • Deploy police personnel for  search and rescue of people during situation  of natural disaster.
  • Monitor and direct police units under the command.
  • Supervise the activities of police personnel and initiate actions over the police staff who acts against the rules and regulations of Nepal Police.
  • Encourage best performing police personnel with rewards.
  • Handle grievances and motivate police personnel.
  • Co-ordinate with other government offices and private agencies.
  • Co-ordinate with political parties and organizations within the area of responsibility.
  • Provide security during V/VIP movements.
  • Maintain record of crime and criminal activities in the area of responsibility.
  • Maintain record of foreigners staying in the area of responsibility.
  • Work under the command of Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Office and perform other tasks as required.
Future Plan
  • Increase the number of CRV deployed in Kathmandu valley.
  • Increase the efficiency of security service in Kathmandu.
  • Aware civil society against cyber crime and to train manpower for the investigation of cyber crimes.
  • Employing advanced security appliances like CCTV in vulnerable and prominent places.
  • Increase the number of security personnel for effective police response.
  • Establish computer network among units and branches for prompt and reliable communication.