Bangalore City Police
|Bangalore City Police|
|Emblem of Bangalore City Police|
|Name||Bangalore City Police (BCP)|
|Area of Jurisdiction||Bangalore City|
|Commissioner||Mr. Jyothi Prakash Mirji|
The Bangalore City Police consists of a network of foot patrols, mobile patrols, traffic patrols and armed striking force mobile units in the city. The jurisdiction of the Bangalore City Police is divided into seven zones — East, West, North, South, Central,South-East and North-East Each zone is further divided into three sub-divisions, each headed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police. Each sub-division consists of a number of police stations, which are headed by a Police inspector.
Other units within the BCP include Traffic Police, City Armed Reserve (CAR), Airport Security — responsible for the overall security of Bangalore's HAL Airport, City Special Branch (CSB), City Crime Branch (CCB) and City Crime Records Bureau (CCRB).
Bangalore City Police, established in 1963, was the first established police force in the state of Karnataka. The first BCP Police Commissioner was C. Chandy and was of the rank Deputy Inspector General of Police. Today, Bangalore City Police consists of 104 Law & Order police stations & 39 Traffic Police Stations, including two all-women police stations.
The Commissioner of Police is the chief of the Bangalore City Police. The Commissioner of Police is of the rank of Additional Director General of Police and is assisted by four Additional Commissioners of the police, one Joint Commissioner of Police and 18 Deputy Commissioners of Police. The current Police Commissioner of Bangalore is Sri B G Jyothiprakash Mirji, IPS.
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- "Kochi traffic police go Blackberry". The Indian Express. Thursday , Jan 29, 2009 at 1312 hrs IST. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
Sri Raghavendra H.Aruadkar, IPS, Commissioner of Police
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