ABOUT TAMIL NADU POLICE
The administrative control of Tamil Nadu Police vests with the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who holds the portfolio of Home Minister.
The supervision and coordination of Police is done by the Home Department Govt. of Tamil Nadu.
The modern Tamil Nadu Police Force, is over 150 years old ! It is the fifth largest State Police Force in India.
The Force, headed by a Director General of Police, is responsible for maintenance of law and order and prevention and detection of crimes in an area spanning 130058 sq. Kms with a population of over 6.2 crores as per the Census 2001. Tamil Nadu has a coastline of 1076 Kms.
87,973 personnel borne on the strength of the Police Force of Tamil Nadu are deployed throughout the State.
The State is divided into 4 Police Zones - North, Central, West and South. Each Zone is headed by one Inspector General of Police.
In each of the seven Metropolitan Cities of Tamil Nadu, the City Police force is headed by a Commissioner of Police. These cities are -- Chennai, Chennai Sub-Urban, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tirunelveli.
There are thirty Police districts in Tamil Nadu, each headed by a Superintendent of Police.In each City and District, the Commissioner of Police / Superintendent of Police has, besides the civil police force, an Armed Reserve of Police personnel.
One Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police supervises the work of 2-3 districts, which constitute a Police Range. There are Twelve (including 1 Railway Range) Ranges in Tamil Nadu.
SPECIAL UNITS OF TAMIL NADU POLICE
The Special Units of Tamil Nadu Police perform specific functions related to security , intelligence, criminal investigations and support services.
Armed Police Or Tamil Nadu Special Police
Civil Defence And Home Guards
Civil Supplies, CID
Coastal Security Group
Crime Branch, CID
Economic Offences Wing
Operations - T.N. Commando Force & Commando School
Prohibition Enforcement Wing
Social Justice And Human Rights
Special Branch , CID Including Security
Toll Free Numbers To Report A Crime - Control Room 100
To Report Traffic Violation 103Complaints through SMS (Chennai City)
Child Line 1098
Women help Line 1091
Senior Citizen Line 1253
Blue Line 12700
- These emergency numbers are applicable to all commissionerates in Tamil Nadu i.e., Chennai, Chennai Suburban, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Salem. Anti-Ragging Helpline 1800-180-5522 or 155222 firstname.lastname@example.org