Bangalore City Police
|Bangalore City Police
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
|Motto||We Serve, We Protect|
|Formed||4 July, 1963|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||City of Bangalore in the state of Karnataka, India|
|Agency executive||Praveen Sood IPS, Commissioner of Police|
|Parent agency||Government of Karnataka|
|* 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).
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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