Bangalore City Traffic Police

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Bangalore City Traffic Police
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* Police area of Bangalore, India
Bangalore street Map.png
Map of Bangalore City Traffic Police's jurisdiction.
Size City of Bangalore
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Infantry Road
Agency executive B. Dayananda, I.P.S,, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bangalore City
Parent agency Bangalore City Police
Facilities
Traffics 42
Website
Official Website
Footnotes
* Police area agency: Prescribed geographic area in the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Bangalore City Traffic Police (Generally known as BTP) is a specialized unit of the Bangalore City Police responsible for overseeing and enforcing traffic safety compliance on city roads as well as managing the flow of traffic in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

As of December 2012, the BTP employed 3250 full-time personnel. This included 1845 Police Constables (PCs), 777 Head Constables (HCs), 317 Assistant Sub-Inspectors (SIs), 267 Police Sub-Inspectors (PSIs) 44 Police Inspectors (PIs). This number excludes 9 Assistant Commissioner of Polices (ACPs), 2 Deputy Commissioner of Polices (DCPs), and 1 Additional Commissioner of Police (Addl.C.P) [10]

The Commissioner of Police is the overall operational leader of the force, but the Force is normally managed by the Additional Commissioner of Police on behalf of the Commissioner.

A few informal names and abbreviations exist for the Bangalore Traffic Police, the most common being the BTP. Within the city, it is simply known as the Traffic Police.

The BTP's current headquarters is in Shivajinagar, near the Bangalore Cantonment area.[11]

History[edit]

Although the City Police system was successfully established a century ago, a traffic wing became necessary in 1930. Then Inspector General Hamilton is responsible for the formation of Traffic Police Wing in Bengaluru. The first Headquarters was at Alasur Gate Outer Station with a sanctioned strength of 2 European Constables, 7 Duffedars, 2 Constables, 12 Writers, and 37 duty officers.

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