SHO – Station House Officer
In many cities in India, an Inspector would be called the Station House Officer (SHO) at police station. He is the incharge officer of a Police Station in India. He has the authority to appear before the court, on behalf of the Police Station.
A Station House Officer is a non-gazetted police officer ranking above a Sub-Inspector and below an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP). The rank insignia for a Station House Officer is three stars, and a red & blue striped ribbon at the outer edge of the shoulder straps.