Bangalore City Police

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Bangalore City Police
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
Seal of Karnataka.svg
ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
MottoWe Serve, We Protect
Agency overview
Formed4 July, 1963
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agencyIndia
Operations jurisdictionBangalore, Karnataka, India
Size709 km2
Governing bodyGovernment of Karnataka
General nature
HeadquartersNo. #1, Infantry Road, Bengaluru[1].
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agencyKarnataka Police
Child agency

The Bangalore City Police (BCP) is the law-enforcement agency of the South Indian city of Bangalore. The BCP works under the jurisdiction of the Karnataka State Police and is headed by the Commissioner of Police, Bangalore City, currently Bhaskar Rao, 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 which include Suzuki Ertiga cars called Hoysala (named after the empire that ruled over most of the state of Karnataka in medieval India) and bike patrols called cheetah which consists of TVS Apache and Bajaj Pulsar bikes.

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.[2][3]


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 108 Law & Order police stations, and 42 Traffic Police Stations, including two all-women police stations. It also has more than 200 patrolling vehicles.

Suraksha App[edit]

For smart phone users the BCP have Suraksha App (safety app) which is available for free. The app helps women in distress alert police for help, as it is linked to the police control room and patrol vehicles in the city.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Use of BlackBerry devices by traffic police in city not to be affected". The Hindu. 18 March 2008. Retrieved 5 July 2009.
  3. ^ "Kochi traffic police go Blackberry". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Karnataka Launches 'Suraksha' App For Women Safety; Adds 51 Patrol Vehicles to Fleet". News18. IANS. 11 April 2017. Retrieved 14 September 2019.

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