Kerala Police

Summary

The Kerala Police[2][3] is the law enforcement agency for the Indian state of Kerala.[4] Kerala Police has its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. The motto of the force is "Mridhu Bhave Dhrida Kruthye" which means "Soft in Temperament, Firm in Action" in Sanskrit.

Kerala State Police
Emblem of Kerala Police
Emblem of Kerala Police
Flag of Kerala Police.svg
Mottoമൃദു ഭാവെ ദൃഢ കൃത്യേ
Mridhu Bhave Dhrida Kruthye
(Malayalam)
"Soft in Temperament, Firm in Action"
Agency overview
Annual budget4,406 crore (US$580 million) (2021–22 est.)[1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionKerala, IN
Legal jurisdictionState of Kerala
Governing bodyGovernment of Kerala
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersVazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala – 695010
India Kerala Thiruvananthapuram district.svg
Map of Kerala Police Department's jurisdiction. The map on left shows Kerala in India and on right shows the State with Thiruvananthapuram district in red.
Agency executive
Website
keralapolice.org

Prior to independence, the Kerala Police was governed by different administrations.[5]

Current office holdersEdit

Name Status Rank
Anil Kant

State Police Chief
D.G.P

 
Manoj Abraham

 
Nodal Officer
ADGP

 

DepartmentsEdit

There is a section known as the General Executive working in the police stations in Kerala.[6]

Insignia of Kerala Police (State Police)Edit

Gazetted Officers
Indian Police Service gazetted officers rank insignia [7][8][9]
Insignia                    
Rank Director General of Police Additional Director General of Police[note 1] Inspector General of Police Deputy Inspector General of Police Assistant Inspector General of Police / Senior Superintendent of Police Superintendent of Police Additional superintendent of police Deputy superintendent of police Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 2 years of service) Assistant Superintendent of Police (Probationary Rank: 1 year of service)
Abbreviation DGP ADGP IGP DIG AIG/SSP SP Addl. SP DSP ASP ASP


Non-gazetted officers
Indian Police non-gazetted officers rank insignia [10][11][12]
Insignia           
   No insignia
Rank Inspector Assistant inspector[note 2] Sub-inspector Assistant sub-inspector Head constable[note 3] Senior police constable
Police Naik[note 4]
Constable
Abbreviation INS API SI ASI HC SC PC
  • Note: Colour pattern and size of chevrons may vary according to the different rules of several distinct Indian State Police services.


Crime BranchEdit

The Crime Branch (CBCI) is investigating incidents of misconduct or crime at the inter-district level. The government can ask the government or the courts to take up a case with them.

Positions (Ranks)Edit

The ranks in the Kerala Police range from Civil Police Officer (CPO) to DGP. Direct appointment to the posts of Civil Police Officer (CPO), Sub-Inspector of Police through Kerala PSC and to the post of ASP for IPS recruitment to Kerala cadre through UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test.[13][14][15]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rank insignia of DGP is similar to additional DGP.
  2. ^ This rank only exists in the Maharashtra Police.
  3. ^ Shoulder insignia rank only used in the Maharashtra Police.
  4. ^ Shoulder insignia rank only used in the Maharashtra Police.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kerala Budget Analysis 2021-2022" (PDF). prsindia.org. 2021. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Kerala police see a top deck shuffle". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Police roll out 'e-challan'". The Hindu. 22 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Spl squad to tackle goonda menace". The New Indian Express. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  5. ^ Sep 10, KP Saikiran / TNN /. "Kerala police history will soon be on record | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  6. ^ Staff Reporter (8 September 2020). "Key postings made in Kerala Police". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  8. ^ "Governance of Kerala Police". Kerala Police. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "Police Ranks" (PDF). Maharashtra Police. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  11. ^ "Governance of Kerala Police". Kerala Police. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "Police Ranks and Badges". Odisha Police. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  13. ^ Staff Reporter (8 September 2020). "Key postings made in Kerala Police". The Hindu.
  14. ^ "Will Kerala Police get its 1st woman chief". menafn.com. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Tomin J. Thachankary promoted to rank of DGP". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 24 September 2020.

External linksEdit

  • Official website