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Bangalore City Police

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 T. Suneel Kumar IPS.

Bangalore City Police
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ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ನಗರ ಪೊಲೀಸ್
Abbreviation BCP
Motto We Serve, We Protect
Agency overview
Formed 4 July, 1963
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency India
Operations jurisdiction Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Size 709 km2
Population 8,728,906
Governing body Government of Karnataka
General natureFederal law enforcement
Headquarters No. #1, Infantry Road, Bengaluru[1].

Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Parent agency karnataka state police
Child agency
Stations 110

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.[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.


[4]On 23 June 2018, Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy advised Bangalore City Police to stop collecting monthly Hafta. Kumaraswamy also said Bangalore City Police to work for public and not for politicians. He told Bangalore City Police not to lobby with brokers for transfers.

Suraksha AppEdit

For smart phone users Bcp have Suraksha App (safety app) which is available free , it help women in distress to alert police for help, as it is linked to the police control room and patrolling vehicles in the city.[5]


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