The 3rd Battalion APSP is one of the oldest Battalion in the State.  It was established on 15-12-1947 at Tadepalligudem of West Godavari District.  It was then known as 4th Battalion Special Police in the composite Madras State.   During the year 1950, this Unit was shifted from Tadepalligudem to Visakhapatnam and it was renamed as Andhra Special Armed Police and renumbered as 3rd Bn. SAP.

After formation of Andhra Pradesh State in the year 1954 this Battalion was   renamed as 3rd Bn. Andhra Pradesh Special Police and later shifted from Visakhapatnam to Kakinada in the year 1962.

The Battalion is situated in a extent of 119.05 Acres in East Godavari District,  and is 230 Kms approximately to Police HQrs i.e., Vijayawada.

The Commandant, 3rd Bn. APSP.,
Ramanayyapeta., Kakinada Rural,
East Godavari District, A.P., 533005.