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Bangalore City Police

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 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 Police
Child agency
Facilities
Stations 110
Website
www.bcp.gov.in

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]

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HistoryEdit

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.

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.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.bcp.gov.in/contact_us
  2. ^ "Use of BlackBerry devices by traffic police in city not to be affected". The Hindu. Mar 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  3. ^ "Kochi traffic police go Blackberry". Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Karnataka Launches 'Suraksha' App For Women Safety; Adds 51 Patrol Vehicles to Fleet". www.news18.com. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

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