Bangalore City Traffic Police

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Bengaluru City Traffic Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction Bangalore, India
Bangalore street Map.png
Map of Bengaluru City Traffic Police's jurisdiction.
Size City of Bangalore
Headquarters Infantry Road

Agency executive
  • Dr M A Saleem, I.P.S,, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Bangalore City
Parent agency Bangalore City Police
Facilities
Traffics 42
Website
Official Website

The Bengaluru City Traffic Police (Generally known as BTP) is a specialized unit of the Bengaluru 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 October 2014, the BTP employed 2684 full-time personnel. This included 1309 Police Constables (PCs), 825 Head Constables (HCs), 303 Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASIs), 191 Police Sub-Inspectors (PSIs) 45 Police Inspectors (PIs). This number excludes 9 Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs), 2 Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs), and 1 Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic (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 headquarters is located at #05, Infantry road, near Indian Express building.[11]

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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 Halasur 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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