About us

About us

We are more than 55,000 strong police force of the state of Kerala in the Republic of India. We serve a population of over 3.34 Crores residing in 941 Grama Panchayats, 152 Block Panchayats, 14 District Panchayats, 87 Municipalities and 6 Corporations and 1532 villages spread over an area of 38,863 square kilometers with an average population density of 860 per square kilometer. Of this, about 47.7% people live in urban areas and 52.3% live in rural areas. We investigate about 175,000 cases per year.


The Kerala Police, like other state police forces in India, is headed by an officer of the rank of Director General of Police (DGP). Most of the senior officers of the force belong to the Indian Police Service (IPS). The IPS is a direct descendant of the Imperial Police of the colonial days. Officers for the IPS are selected through a nation-wide public examination and the annual intake is less than 100 in a nation of over a billion. IPS officers wear the same badges of rank as in the Indian Army. The DGP (and Additional DGPs) are equivalent in rank to a Lt. Gen. in the army, the Inspector General to a Maj. Gen., the Deputy Inspector General to a Brigadier, and so on.

State Police Headquarters

Various wings of the Police department

Best Practices in Kerala Police