Kerala Armed Police - I
KAP 1 Battalion is situated at Tripunithura, in Ernakulam District which is 4 km. away from the North East of Tripunithura Municipality. This Battalion is one among the outstanding battalions which was formed in 1972. This Bn is performing its duties in the areas of maintaining law and order, crowd control, general election inside and outside the State duties at communally disturbed areas etc. The main object of this battalion is to assist local police in maintaining law and order in the society. The feeder districts of this battalion is Ernakulam.
The Commandant is the Chief of the Battalion and who is assisted by the Deputy Commandant and Assistant Commandants in administrative matters. Regarding the deployment of police force in various districts, orders from the ADGP or DIG of Police, Armed Police Battalions Kerala are required.
KAP I Bn. was formed on 17/11/1972 as per GO (Ms) 175/72 Home dated 17/11/1972 and designated as KAP for central range with Headquarters at Thrissur under the control of Deputy Inspector General, Central range. Thus the Battalion of KAP came into existence with Sri. G K Menon as the first Commandant.
The headquarters of the battalion was shifted from Thrissur to Tripunithura in Ernakulam district on 01.07.2019. Camp area is not specifically marked and functioning at the AR Camp, Tripunithura. One detachment camp of this Battalion is functioned at AR Camp, Kalamassery consisting two companies and another detachment camp consisting one company is situated at Pothanikkad. The offices of the Commandant, Deputy Commandant, Asst. Commandant (Adjt), Asst. Commandant (QM), AC I Wing, AC II Wing and Battalion Office, all the Company Commanders offices except A, B and E are functioning in and around of the New Battalion Administrative Block. A and E company offices are currently at Detachment camp, Kalamassery and B company office is at Detachment camp, Pothanikkad.