Puducherry Police

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


The Puducherry Police date back to the period of French colonial rule prior to 1954. Separate Armed and Indigenous (local) police units were maintained at that time. The modern force still retains the French kepi as a distinctive feature of its uniform.

Organizational structure[edit]

The Puducherry Police come under the direct control of the Department of Home Affairs, Government of Puducherry. The force is headed by the 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.