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Thiruvananthapuram City Police

Thiruvananthapuram City Police
തിരുവനന്തപുരം പോലീസ്‌
Logo of the Thiruvananthapuram City Police
The official flag of Kerala Police, which is used by Thiruvananthapuram City Police.
Motto "Citizens First"
Agency overview
Formed 1881
Preceding agency Travancore State Police Force
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Thiruvananthapuram, India
Size 316.00 km²
Population 1,067,861
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed by Government of Kerala
Headquarters The Office of Commissioner of Police
Elected officer responsible Oommen Chandy (Chief Minister)
Agency executive M.R.Ajithkumar, Commissioner
Parent agency Kerala Police
Stations 17
Official website
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Thiruvananthapuram City Police is the police force of the city of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India. It has the primary responsibilities of law enforcement and investigation within the limits of Thiruvananthapuram.

It is headed by the Commissioner of Thiruvananthapuram, who is generally an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer holding the DIG rank.[1]

There are nine circles in the city. There is currently 17 police stations in the city. White Patrol and mobile units are in operation and their movements are supervised by marshal units.


The City Police consists of following units:[2]

  • Law and order unit

This unit consists of 3 police subdivisions, 10 circles and 17 police stations. This unit is responsible for law and order maintenance as well as prevention and detection of crimes.

  • Traffic unit

This unit consists of two subdivisions. This unit manages the traffic in the city.

  • Control Room
  • District Armed Reserve

This is the reserve force of Thiruvananthapuram City Police to assist the Local Police.

  • Narcotics cell

This unit is responsible for the controlling of narcotics and drugs.

  • Crime Detachment

This unit investigates some special cases.

  • City Special Branch

This unit provides intelligence inputs to City Police.

  • Dog Squad

This unit is responsible for the training of police dogs and their fitness.

  • Mounted Police

This unit is responsible for the training of horses and their fitness.

  • District Crime Records Bureau

This unit keeps the records of the criminals.

  • Foreigners Registration Office

This unit is keeps records of foreigners.

  • Tourist Police

Provides help to the tourists visiting the place and to maintain law and order at tourist spots.

  • Women Police (Vanitha Cell)


  1. ^ "Law and Order". Government of Kerala. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Units". ABOUT CITY POLICE. Thiruvananthapuram City Police. Retrieved 25 July 2010. 

External links

  • Official website of the Thiruvananthapuram City Police
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