Kerala Police Welfare Bureau
The Police Welfare Bureau (PWB) is constituted under section 104 of Kerala Police Act 2011that intends to meet the welfare needs of Police force of the state. It has been functioning since November, 2011. The PWB is headed by the State Police Chief (SPC) and an officer not below the rank of ADGP is nominated by the SPC as President of PWB. An officer not below the rank of IGP functions as the Secretary. The committee includes 10 advisory members nominated by the SPC from different ranks in the Police force for a period of two years. In addition, a nominee of Police Pensioners Welfare Association is also permitted to attend PWB meetings as Special Invitee. The committee will meet in frequent intervals to discuss and formulate and implement various welfare measures. Sanction of financial aid in the form of grants or interest free loans to - police officials injured on duty, families of deceased police officials, medical treatment for serious illnesses of police officials or their dependents, etc. is done the PWB or SPC in cases of emergency. Counselling centre HATS has also been inititated by the PWB to counsel police officials and their families in cases of mental stress and depression.