POLIC ADMINISTRATION The Latin root of the word 'police' is 'politia' which literally stands for the condition of a 'Polis' or 'State'. It further connotes a system of administration or regulation, although in modern parlance it is generally used to indicate an organized body of Civil Officers in a place, whose particular duties are the preservation of good order, the prevention and detection of crime and the enforcement of laws. In India Police Administrative system is as old as its civilization. Reference to the Police organizations in the early centuries are available in almost all the classics of the country. Although the police system in the early centuries of the country was not so well organized as today, the rulers of the country established separate organizations to maintain law and order and also as agencies to obtain information of the internal situation and foreign conditions. Particularly with the establishment of magnificent and vast cities like Ayodhya, Mithila and Hastinapura, the problem of maintenance of internal order was given special importance and therefore, there was need for the establishment of separate organizations to maintain order and peace.