Puducherry Police

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The Puducherry Police is the law enforcement agency for the Union Territory of Puducherry in India.

Organizational structure[edit]

Puducherry Police comes under direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of Puducherry. The Puducherry Police is headed by Director General of Police (DGP).[1]

As of 2013, the Puducherry Police had around 4000 personnel, out of whom 150 were women.[2] The force plans to induct more women officers to have one woman officer at every police station.[3]


The Puducherry Police has jurisdiction over Puducherry, Yanam, Karaikal, and Mahé.[4]


The Puducherry Police coordinates with other law enforcement agencies across the country to catch offenders and criminals.[4]

The force has prisons in Kalapet, Yanam and Karaikal. It has plans to open an open prison.[5]


  1. ^ Puducherry Police
  2. ^ Kishore, Kavita (November 11, 2013). "Police plan to recruit more women". Puducherry. The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  3. ^ "Daring display of skills by women constable recruits". Puducherry. The Hindu. May 27, 2008. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  4. ^ a b Kishore, Kavita (November 8, 2013). "Catching criminals at the click of a mouse". Puducherry. The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  5. ^ C, Jaishankar (October 23, 2012). "Puducherry to establish first open prison soon". Puducherry. The Hindu. Retrieved 2014-01-27.