The co full form is Circle Officer. In the Indian states of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and Uttar Pradesh, a circle officer (CO) is a police official with the rank of deputy superintendent of police (DSP) or assistant commissioner of police (ACP) who leads an independent police sub-division. In other states, officers of the same rank are referred to as deputy superintendents of police (DSP) or assistant commissioners of police in metropolitan areas (ACP).
C = Circle
O = Officer
This rank is attained either through direct recruitment or through promotion. The State Civil Services Examination is held on a regular basis by the State Public Service Commissions in order to recruit police officers directly to this rank. Officers who have climbed through the ranks to the position of circle officer, deputy superintendent of police, or assistant commissioner of police can also be recruited in this way.
To become a Circle Officer (CO), you must meet the following requirements.
(1) You must be at least 21 years old and no older than 44 years old.
(2) The candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
(3) The candidate should have passed the Public Service Commission’s Civil Services Examination.
(4) The candidate must be able to communicate in the state’s native language.