List and addresses of area wise officers


Addresses of important authorities & contact telephone numbers


The enactment, ordinance or legislation pertaining to the department


Application forms




Fireforce Department

Chemical Examiner's Lab Department

Prisons Department


Government Orders


Community Policing and Police Portal


Communication Backbone


Intensive Programmes to check Goonda Activities


Successful Cases & Stories


Selected Notifications and Circulars


Dress Code




             The decision of the Kerala Police to rely on Community Policing as a tool forbearing crime rate through close co-operation between Police and Community at large.  Thiruvananthapuram City Police is the pioneer in this area.

             The CATCH (Combined Action Against Thieves, Cheats and Hooligans) in the capital city in 2000.  The basic activity of CATCH is regular meetings between Police Officials and representatives of the Resident’s Association in the city apart from being in touch with citizens and their complaints online through the highly interactive portal

             It was as a part of its efforts to enhance community policing that the Thiruvananthapuram City Police recently launched the ‘Police Portal’ for community integration; a web portal for interaction between the police and the public.

             The introduction of the ‘Police Portal’ in the community policing is the latest improvement in CATCH.  Considering its effectiveness, CATCH which was initially limited to the city, has now been extended to the rural areas of Thiruvananthapuram.

             Interaction between public and police has resulted in the reduction of crime.  Co-operation of the public is an inevitable in crime prevention, intelligence gathering, disorder managements and resolving local issues and CATCH has been instrumental in ensuring this.

Community policing also included the following activities:

a) Maintaining beat book at different points in residential areas in which patrolling team should put their signature.

b) Public informing the police of the homes remaining locked.

c) Details of home where aged persons are living above.

d) Public providing tip off to police o suspected antisocial activities.

e) Verification of antecedents of house helps by the police etc.

The complaints received online at the portal would be automatically routed to the police officials concerned.  One can register complaints of any nature like traffic problems petty thefts communal disturbances, social menaces like eve-teasing, pick pocketing etc.


             The Kerala Police communication backbone endeavours at creating a Wide Area Network providing statewide connectivity up to police station; level.  It will enable police stations to maintain crimes and related information at the central server which can be accessed from any where in the network.  It will be immensely helpful in investigation and supervision of crimes.  Quick search of crime and related record will increased the speed of investigation and will make supervision effective.  Connectivity of the state headquarter, district headquarter etc has opened up possibility of online administration as well.  The messaging system which enables sending and receiving messages from any where on the net enables quick transmission of the message.  Thus Kerala Police Communication Backbone provides for complete computerisation of police station functioning, record keeping and administration.

             The implementation of Communication Backbone has resulted into single channel of communication, computerized administration, computerisation of crime and related records, which will lead to increased efficiency and effectiveness. This is the first phase in the ambitious computerisation programme launched by Kerala Police.


Director General of Police has introduced an intensive search for those accused who have been absconding for a long time and a special cell has been formed under the supervision of DySP, crime Detachment in every District, to supervise and co-ordinate the activities in this regard.  This is part of the strategy evolved by Kerala Police aimed at curbing antisocial/goonda activities.

NEWS ON 18-10-2003          


The successful police investigation revealed that the above incident was a deliberately planned murder committed by one Asokan along with Rekha, the daughter of one of the victims Syamala.

Asokan, who eloped with Rekha was staying along with the deceased and in order procure the entire family property, which was a small holding, conspired with his lover and cold bloodedly murdered all the six members of the family

II.  On 23.10.2003 Kazhakkoottam police arrested three accused Vinod, Parassala Binu and Subash in the double murder case occurred at Meenamkulam colony in Kazhakkoottam Police station jurisdiction.  The three were involved in a good number of grave crimes and were gangsters.

III.  A police team under Superintendent of Police Malappuram arrested the gang of inter state motor vehicle thieves which resulted in detection of number of motor vehicle theft cases registered in different parts of the state.


IV.  The Sub Inspector of Police, Rajkumar and Team Pettah Police Station subdued an armed goonda leader namely and arrested him.  The team got appreciation and reward fro DGP.

V.  Cantonment police arrested the notorious gangsters namely Raju, Shamkumar, Dileep, Selven and Rajan all hail from Chengalchoola, Thiruvananthapuram City.



Sub:  Ragging in college-duty of police-instructions-regarding

Police shall take action on their own without waiting for a report from college authorities about the incidents of ragging.  Ragging will be treated as a criminal offence and action should not be limited to disciplinary action.  Ragging take the form of wrongful confinement, physical and mental torture outraging the modesty of girl students, committing acts of indecency etc.


Sub:  Obstructing vehicles for collection of money – instructions regarding

Festival committees and other groups stop vehicles and demand money for conducting meeting, functions and other celebrations.  Those who do not give money are being harassed.  Police shall take stern actions to stop this illegal practice.  Cases may be registered against those who forcefully stop vehicles for collection of funds. 


Sub:-  Investigation utilizing the advanced scientific methodologies in the investigation of grave crime – orders issued – regarding:-

Officers conducting investigation of grave crime should utilise the services of dog squad, finger print experts, forensic experts, police surgeons, photographer etc wherever necessary for training and collecting the clues properly without ignoring or rejecting its necessity arbitrarily.


Sub:-  Petitions from the senior Political leaders from and effective action to be taken-instructions issued :-

All officers are strictly instructed to be polite and courteous to the public while being firm and effective, especially when senior political leaders are involved in he situation


Sub:-  Grant/Renewal of arms Licenses in report of non-prohibited bore weapons for All India Operations, regarding:-

The amendments made to the Arms Rules 1962 envisages as follows.

(i)  The District Magistrate can grant license valid for the District/part of the district under his jurisdiction as also whole of the state of any special part thereof:

(ii)  The District Magistrate can review licenses of non-prohibited bore weapons valid for district/state r a; India.

(iii)  The State Government/UT Administration can grant the license for all India of any par thereof.


Sub:-  Menace of dazzling head lights of motor vehicles instructions regarding:

It is a fact that the menace of dazzling headlights causes much inconveniences to the drivers as well as pedestrians travelling in opposite direction.  All Superintendents of Police/Commissioner of Police are instructed to give strict instruction to the sub divisional officers to take stern action against the erring drivers.


Sub:-  Measure to reduce Road accidents – decisions taken by the empowered committee – implementation – regarding

It is decided that non-uniformed checking officers locate vehicles, which are violating traffic safety and transmit the information over wireless set to uniformed police party, which are located in other parts of the town.  This is termed ghost patrolling (Generalized Hidden Operation for Safety of Traffic).  The uniformed party will stop the vehicles, which are identified by the GHOST patrol party and collects fines or charge cases as required.


Sub:-  Measures to reduce road accidents instructions regarding:-

1.  Overloading of vehicles carrying children to schools & colleges to be prevented

2.  Vehicles overloaded with bundles of hays timber, steel roads etc will have to be effectively del with

3.  Persons who deface sign boards, traffic islands etc, by sticking posters should be prosecuted

CIRCULAR NO 24/98 DTD 8/5/98

Sub:-  Crime Stopper Calls- Introducing the system in all District regarding.

Any citizen coming to know of the design of anybody to commit a crime/or having information that a crime is being committed/or having information that awaited criminal is at large/or having any other information which is of use to police from the Law and Order points of view including information on extremists lists and terrorist etc may inform the matter to police by dialing 1090.  The caller need not reveal his name and address.  The system work round the clock.


Sub:-  Atrocities against women-role of women cell-regarding

It was decided to setup Women Cell in the districts and detailed instruction were issued to ensure prompt and proper attention to cases and allegations of atrocities against women.  The duty of the women cell among other things involve monitoring of all cases of atrocities against women registered in the district till the disposal; of the cases. Women cell should take particular not of all serious cases like rape, offences under section 498(A), 304(B) IPC etc.


Sub:-  Knowledge is power-New Millennium message, regarding

The new millennium will transfer the social fabric of society.  Thesis, antithesis and synthesis are the ingredients in the melting pot of the society.  Nuclear families, stifling urbanization, cheaper means of energy commuting at phenomenal speeds, inter-galactic travel, instant intelligence on all matters thanks to the revolution in information technology are going to be the defining features of the social order in the new millennium.  Hence each member of the force should be equipped mentally and physically to meet the challenges of the new millennium.


Sub:  Video piracy- Copy Right Act-Action regarding:-

In every district a cell under DySP Crime Detachment will function to co-ordinate the action of police station with regard to view piracy.  The cell shall prepare every month a report to be given to Assistant Inspector General of Police [AIG (PG)] with regard to the number of raids conducted in the districts, including cases registered with particulars of films. Persons arrested etc.

The cell so formed at Kochi city shall function as the coordinating cell for the whole state.


Sub:-  Unauthorized imparting of physical training conducted by various organizations, institutions regarding:

It is noticed that various organizations are imparting physical training to their workers without obtaining prior permission as contemplated under section 184 of Kerala Police Act and Kerala Police [Regulation and Physical Training] Rules 2000.

The following instructions are issued:

1.  The concerned Circle Inspector are competent to issue permit for imparting training in physical activity involving methods of attack or self defense.

2.  A Trainee Register should be kept at the centre along with dull details of the trainees along wit photographs


Sub:-  Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC) – loss Issue of verification Certificate, reg:

1.  The complaint of loss of EPIC may be given at the police station having jurisdiction personally by the elector who has lost the epic.

2.  On receipt of the complaint of loss of EPIC, then SHO shall cause due enquiries to be made and issue a verification report under acknowledgement in the register certifying that as far as he could understand from his enquiry the EPIC has been lost (or has not been lost) under the circumstances reported by the elector.  The verification certificate shall be given to the elector within 72 hours of submission of report of loss, unless there are special reasons.  An undertaking shall be obtained from the elector in the Register that the original shall be returned to the competent authority under intimation to the SHO in case the original is subsequently found.


Sub:-  Atrocities against SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act-further instructions reg:

Wherever an offence reported is of such a nature as to attract the provisions of SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and at least one of the persons against whom the offence is allegedly committed is a member of SC/ST community should be registered under the appropriate sections of SCV/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act and accused belonging to SC/ST community my be proceeded against under the relevant provisions of IPC.


Sub:-  Attack on private/Govt.Hospitals-Police Action-Instructions issued.

If any Anti-social elements suddenly attack any Private/Govt.Hospitals, on receipt of such information. local police have to quickly respond, reach the scene and give adequate protection to such hospitals and staff working there.


1.  It has been noticed that travelling public are put to a lot of inconvenience, due to loud playing of music in stage carriers and taxi vehicles in violation of the legal provisions.  this is likely to cause accidents.

2.  “No public Service vehicle other than a contract carriage shall be installed with any audio-visual devices” section 289 of Kerala Motor Vehicle Rule 1989.

  • A register of instructors should be maintained.
  • No physical training activity should be conducted between 9 PM and 5 AM


Sub:-  Highway Police-introduction-issued

For effective policing on the Highway it is now decided to introduce a system called Highway Police.

1.  A strength of one Sub Inspector, 3 Police constables and one driver will patrol on the highway in a Toyota Qualis vehicles round the clock in each sector.

2.  Special items of uniform such as reflective jackets etc will be provided to the personnel of the Highway police.

3.  The duties of the Highway Police will primarily be traffic enforcement with a view to avoid road accidents and bring relief to victims of accidents.  They will also attend to prevention, detection of other offences, usually occurring along the Highways.


Sub:  Establishment of Special Juvenile Police Units in the Districts-reg.

Special Juvenile Police units are created in the Police district with the following members.

  • DySP Crime Detachment – Officer in charge
  • One Women CI-member
  • One SDI of the District Special Branch
  • SHOs of all the Police station in the district.

The objective of special Juvenile Police Units is to co-ordinate and to upgrade the police treatment of the juvenile and the children.


Sub:-  Traffic checking by police officers, instructions-issued-reg.

1.  At a time only one vehicle should be stopped.  That is vehicles should not be stopped so a to from queue.

2.  The checking officer shall go to the vehicle for checking.

3.  The Checking Officer should behave directly and properly.  The action should be firm.

4.  If any officer detected, it should be informed to the driver of the vehicle as well as the mode of payment


Sub:-  Issue of Police Clearance Certificate to passport Holders – Authorization to District Superintendent of Police – Instructions issued –reg.

In the wake of the recent deterioration in the global security may countries now insist on a Police Clearance Certificate Board on recent information with the Police authorities, which should not be more than six months old.  It has also been proposed to accept a police clearance certificate by Superintendent of Police in specific format.


Sub:  Use of red/blue lights on top of vehicles-reg.

The vehicles carrying the following high dignitaries are permitted to use red light on the top of the vehicle.

  • The Government of Kerala
  • The Chief Minister of Kerala
  • The Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly
  • The Chief Justice of High Court of Kerala
  • Minister of Kerala
  • The Leader of Opposition of Kerala Legislative Assembly.
  • The Government of Chief Whip
  • The Judges of the High Court of Kerala
  • The Deputy Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly.
  • The Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala
  • The Lok Ayukta, Kerala State
  • The Upa Lok Ayukta
  • The Vice-Chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal.
  • The Advocate General, Kerala State.
  • Mayors of the Municipal Corporation of Kerala

The Vehicles carrying the persons specified below are permitted to used the blue light with flasher at the centre on the top of the hood

  • The State Election Commissioner, Kerala
  • District Collectors.

3.      All Police Officers of and above the rank of the Superintendent of Police in-charge of Districts and on law and order duties.

  • The Principal District judge
  • Revenue Divisional Officers
  • Sub Divisional Police Officers (in law and order duty)

Vehicles escorting high dignities to be filled with the light with or without flasher.

The vehicles specified below are permitted to use multi coloured red, blue and white light.

a)  In Police Department

  • Highway Police Vehicles
  • Police Control room vehicles
  • Flying Squad vehicles
  • Police station vehicles

b)  In Motor Vehicle Department

  • Mobile Enforcement Vehicles.

c)  In Fire Force Department

  • Fire tenders and vehicles of fire stations.


Sub:  Anti-Corruption – Awareness – Programme Implementation – Instructions – reg.

In every district, DySP Special Branch will work as Vigilance Officers.  Any citizens having compliant of corruption against any officer of and below the rank of DySP may complain to the Vigilance officer of the district, if the complaint is against any officer above the rank o DySP, it may be addressed to the Inspector General, of Police (Headquarters).  The contact telephone number of IGP (HQ) is 2728415.


The police officer attending phone call should greet the caller by saying “Namaskaram” and his/her name, rank and the unit from which he/she is answering to the call should be revealed to the caller before enquiring the caller’s identity and other things.



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for Public Relations Department, Govt. of Kerala.