The Railway Protection Force (RPF) is a security force of India entrusted with protecting railway passengers, passenger area and railway property of the Indian Railways The Force is commonly referred as RPF. The Force is under the authority of Ministry of Railways (India). The strength of RPF is about 65,000. RPF is headed by Director General who is usually an Indian Police Service officer.
The Mission of the Railway Protection Force include
Protect and safeguard railway passengers, passenger area and railway property.
Ensure the safety, security and boost the confidence of the traveling public in the Indian Railways