SHO Full Form is Station House Officer. The rank insignia for a SHO is three stars, and a red and blue striped ribbon at the outer edge of the shoulder straps.His ranking is above a Sub-Inspector and below a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). SHO is the head or officer in charge of a police station of a locality.
He supervises the functioning of police station and is responsible for maintaining the law and order in his area. He has the authority to conduct investigation of crimes in his area and to appear in the court on behalf of his police station.