Bangalore City Police

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Bangalore City Police
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
Abbreviation BCP
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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
Motto We Serve, We Protect
Agency overview
Formed 4 July, 1963
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Bangalore in the state of Karnataka, India
Size 709 km2
Population 8,728,906
General nature
Operational structure
Agency executive Praveen Sood IPS, Commissioner of Police
Parent agency Government of Karnataka
Facilities
Stations 110
Website
www.bcp.gov.in
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Bangalore City Police (or BCP) is the premier enforcer of law and order in the city of Bangalore, India. The BCP works under the jurisdiction of the Karnataka State Police and is headed by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Praveen Sood IPS.

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), City Special Branch (CSB), City Crime Branch (CCB) and City Crime Records Bureau (CCRB).

The Bangalore City Police's mobile patrol consists of mobile vehicular patrols called Hoysala, named after the empire that ruled over most of the state of Karnataka in medieval India.

The Bangalore City Police is one of the few police departments in India along with the Pune Police and Kochi Police to use BlackBerry devices.[1][2]

History[edit]

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 110 Law & Order police stations, and 39 Traffic Police Stations, including two all-women police stations.

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