The Railway Protection Force was envisaged in the RPF Act. The objectives of the RPF are to carry on an unrelenting fight against criminals in protecting railway property, facilitate passenger safety and security by removing all anti-social elements form trains and railway premises, co-operate with other departments of the Railways in improving the efficiency and the image of the Indian Railways. The RPF act as a bridge between the Government Railway Police/Local Police and the Railway Administration and adopt all modern technology and management techniques in the pursuit of these objects.
The Security Department of Vijayawada Division is being headed by Shri Sachin Bhadole, Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, Railway Protection Force since 31.01.2019. He is assisted by two ASCs - Shri G Madhusudana Rao, Assistant Security Commissioner, Vijayawada who took over the charge on 04.02.2021 and Shri M N A Khan, Assistant Security Commissioner, Rajahmundry who took charge on 05.04.2019. There are 17 RPF Posts & 13 Outpost and one Dog Squad on Vijayawada Division.