ABOUT TAMIL NADU POLICE
The administrative control of Tamil Nadu Police vests with the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who holds the portfolio of Home Minister.
The supervision and coordination of Police is done by the Home Department Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
The modern Tamil Nadu Police Force, is
over 150 years old ! It is the fifth largest State Police
Force in India.
The Force, headed by a Director General of Police, is responsible for maintenance of law and order and prevention and detection of crimes in an area spanning 130058 sq. Kms with a population of over 6.2 crores as per the Census 2001. Tamil Nadu has a coastline of 1076 Kms.
87,973 personnel borne
on the strength of the Police Force of Tamil Nadu are deployed throughout
The State is divided into 4 Police Zones - North, Central, West and South. Each Zone is headed by one Inspector General of Police.
In each of the seven Metropolitan Cities
of Tamil Nadu, the City Police force is headed by a Commissioner
of Police. These cities are -- Chennai, Chennai Sub-Urban,
Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tirunelveli.
There are thirty Police districts in Tamil Nadu, each headed by a Superintendent of Police.In each City and District, the Commissioner of Police / Superintendent of Police has, besides the civil police force, an Armed Reserve of Police personnel.
One Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of
police supervises the work of 2-3 districts, which constitute
a Police Range. There are Twelve (including 1 Railway Range)
Ranges in Tamil Nadu.
SPECIAL UNITS OF TAMIL NADU POLICE
The Special Units of Tamil Nadu Police perform specific functions related to security , intelligence, criminal investigations and support services.
| ||Armed Police Or Tamil Nadu Special Police
| ||Civil Defence And Home Guards|
| ||Civil Supplies, CID|
| ||Coastal Security Group|
| ||Crime Branch, CID|
| ||Economic Offences Wing|
| ||Operations - T.N. Commando Force & Commando School|
| ||Prohibition Enforcement Wing|
| ||Social Justice And Human Rights|
| ||Special Branch , CID Including Security|
| ||Technical Services|