ADGP Law & Order

The Police force of the Kerala State is under the general control of the Director General of Police and State Police Chief, Kerala appointed by the State Government. The maintenance of law and order is one of the major duties of state police. For effective administration, the law and order of the state is under the control of Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order.

The state is divided into two zones, the North Zone and South Zone, each zone is headed by officers of the rank of Inspectors General of Police (IGP). The office of IGP North zone is located at Nadakkavu in Kozhikkode district and the office of IGP South zone is located at Nandavanam, in Thiruvananthapuram district.

Further, each Zone is divided into two Ranges which are headed by Deputy Inspectors General of Police. Kannur Range and Thrissur Range are under North Zone, whereas Ernakulam Range and Thiruvananthapuram Range are under South Zone. There are 19 police districts and 14 Revenue districts in Kerala. The jurisdiction of 9 police districts, namely, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram, Wayanad, Kannur and kasargod, is co-terminus with that of the concerned Revenue districts. The remaining 5 Revenue districts have been, namely Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Kozhikode have been divided into City and Rural Police districts due to the density of population and complexity of policing needed there.

The Additional Director General of Police Law and Order

Police Training College,
Near Government Guest House,
Trivandrum - 6695014


Last updated on 07-11-2019