Kerala Armed Police - III
History of the Battalion
KAP 3 Battalion was initially formed with Headquarters at Nilambur, as per the GO (MS) No: 22/ 03/ 1979. The Headquarters of this Battalion was subsequently re- fixed at Thiruvananthapuram as per the GO (MS ) No. 119/79/Home Dtd: 31. 08.1979. Later the Headquarters was changed to Alappuzha as per the GO (MS ) No. 38/83/ Home Dtd : 16. 03. 1983. since the Land proposed to be acquired in Alappuzha town was required for the construction of Police Quarters for the District Police, The Government shifted the Headquarters of the Battalion to Cherthala and steps where taken for acquisition of required land as per the GO (MS) No. 50/85/ Home Dtd: 02/ 03/ 1985. There after the Battalion was temporarily shifted from Thiruvananthapuram to Pandikkadu in Malappuram District and functioned there till February 1988. The Battalion Headquartes was again shifted to SAP Campus, Thiruvananthapuram in March 1988 vide GO ( Rt. ) No. 343/ Home Dtd: 27. 01. 1988.
Later as per the GO (Rt) No: 384/91/Home Dtd: 17/ 01/ 1991, Government had issued orders fixing the Headquarters of this Battalion at Adoor in Pathanamthitta District. Accordingly 14.1650 hectors of land in old survey No: 267(part) and 308 (New survey No: 52 & 48/03) of Erathu village (Erathu Panchayath) in Adoor Taluk, which was owned by Sri. K.Damodaran Unnithan was acquired on payment of Rs. 87,63,953/-. The foundation stone was laid by Sri.E.K.Nayanar, the hten Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala on 29/08/1998.
The construction of the buildings in the above land was entrusted with the Kerala Police Housing Construction Corporation. The newly constructed Headquarters of the KAP 3 Battalion at Adoor was commissioned on 16/05/2003 by the then Hon'ble Chief Minister of Kerala Sri. A.K.Antony. This is the first Battalion for which a new camp with modern buildings were constructed after the formation of Kerala. Functioning of the Battalion office was started in the new camp on 16/06/2003 vide G.O(MS) 100/2003 Dtd 07/05/2003. Later as per the order No: F3-7757/03/LD IS Dtd: 21/07/2003 of the Director of Treasuries, Thiruvananthapuram, all the financial transactions of the Battalion have been transferred from the Sub-Treasury, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram to Sub- treasury, Adoor.