Chennai Metropolitan Police

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Greater Chennai Police
Chennai Police logo.gif
Common nameChennai Police
MottoTruth alone triumphs
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Chennai Suburban Police
    Chennai City Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
General nature

Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
Chennai City Mounted Police officers patrolling in their khaki colored uniform during a cricket match.

The Chennai Metropolitan Police, a division of the Tamil Nadu Police, is the law enforcement agency for the city of Chennai in India and the surrounding area. The city police force is headed by a Commissioner of Police and the administrative control vests with the Tamil Nadu Home Department.[1] There are four sub-divisions of the Greater Chennai Police, and 129 police stations. The city's traffic is managed by the Chennai City Traffic Police. Chennai is the first city in India to introduce e-Beat system used to measure the daily routine and performance of the police personnel.[2][3]


In 1659 when Chennai (then called as Madraspatanam) was just a group of fishing villages. Pedda Naik formed a group of peons to guard the town. By 1780 the post of Superintendent of Police was created to manage the markets. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British Raj in India formed the modern Madras Police as part of its reforms.[4]

The Chennai City Traffic Police is a branch of the Greater Chennai Police, with the mission of regulating traffic in the city of Chennai. It was established in 1929, when the Police department was split into 3; i.e. Law & Order, Crime and Traffic. As of 2011, the government merged Chennai Suburban Police with Chennai city police to form The Greater Chennai Police Commissionerate.[5]


Police women in Chennai, India in 2010
Chennai Police Hyundai Accent patrol car
Chennai City Police's Yellow Brigade

Additional Yellow Brigades & Blue Brigades motorcycles and patrol vehicles have been introduced in Greater Chennai. Each Yellow Brigade covers a distance of 2 km2 approximately during daytime from 6 am to 9 pm. The Blue Brigade covers the same distance of 2 km2 during nighttime from 11 pm to 6.30 am. The patrol vehicles covers an approximate distance of 3.2 km2 each day. For patrol duty, 40 Jeeps have been provided equipped with police sirens, revolving lights, public address system, fire extinguisher, top search light, police display light and wireless communication system. The response time to control room calls has been brought down to 3–4 minutes. The Tamil Nadu Police claims that the crime rate in the Greater Chennai City has come down considerably after these initiatives.

The police force include 100 Hyundai Accent patrol cars that was donated by the Hyundai Motor Company, whose factory is located in Sriperumbudur, on the outskirts of the city. The cars are fitted with digital cameras, wireless communication devices and loudspeakers,[6] making this the only police force in the country to use sedan patrol cars. Patrol cars have been provided to Greater Chennai Police. Hyundai donated Accent cars to Chennai Police, of which 75 were given to Law & Order, 21 to traffic department. The remaining 4 cars were incorporated into the Chief Minister's convoy.

List of police stations[edit]

Following are the list of few police stations within the jurisdiction of Chennai Metropolitan Police.[7]

Sn Station name
1 Abramapuram
2 Adambakkam
3 Adyar
4 Chennai Airport
5 Ambattur
6 Ambattur Estate
7 Aminjikarai
8 Anna Nagar
9 Annasalai
10 Annasquare
11 Arumbakkam
12 Ashok nagar
13 Avadi
14 Avadi Tank
15 Ayanavaram
16 Basin Bridge
17 Chetpet
18 Chintadripet
19 Chitlapakkam
20 Choolaimedu
21 Chrompet
22 Dr.R.Krishna Nagar
23 Egmore
24 Elephant Gate
25 Ennore
26 Esplanade
27 Fishing Harbour
28 Flower Bazaar
29 Foreshore Estate
30 Fort St. George
31 Govt. Estate
32 Govt. Rsrm. Hospital
33 Guindy
34 Harbour
35 High Court
36 I.C.F. Colony
37 Ice House
38 J.J. Nagar
39 K. K. Nagar
40 Kasimedu
41 Kilpauk
42 Kodambakkam
43 Kodungaiyur
44 Kolathur
45 Korattur
46 Korukkupet
47 Kothavalchavadi
48 Kotturpuram
49 Koyambedu
50 Kumaran Nagar
51 Kunrathur
52 M.G.R. Nagar
53 MKB Nagar
54 Madhavaram Milk Colony
55 Madhavaram
56 Madipakkam
57 Maduravoyal
58 Mambalam
59 Manali
60 Manali New Town
61 Mangadu
62 Marina
63 Meenambakkam
64 Muthapudupet
65 Muthialpet
66 Mylapore
67 Nandambakkam
68 Neelankarai
69 New Washermenpet
70 North Beach
71 Nungambakkam
72 Otteri
73 Palavanthangal
74 Pallavaram
75 Pallikaranai
76 Pattabiram
77 Peerkankaranai
78 Peravellore
79 Periamet
80 Pondy Bazaar
81 Poonamallee
82 Port Marine
83 Pulianthope
84 Puzhal
85 Rajamangalam
86 Red Hills
87 Royapettah
88 Royapuram
89 Saidapet
90 Sastri Nagar
91 Sathangadu
92 Secretariat Colony
93 Seerani Arangam
94 Selaiyur
95 Sembium
96 Seven Wells
97 Shankar Nagar
99 St. Thomas Mount
100 T.P. Chatram
101 Teynampet
102 Tambaram
103 Thiru Vi Ka Nagar
104 Thirumangalam
105 Thirumullaivoyal
106 Thiruninravur
107 Thiruvanmiyur
108 Thiruverkadu
109 Thiruvotriyur
110 Thoraipakkam
111 Thousand Lights
112 Tondiarpet
113 Triplicane
114 Vadapalani
115 Valasaravakkam
116 Velachery
117 Vepery
118 Villivakkam
119 Virugambakkam
120 Vyasarpadi
121 Washermanpet
122 Zam Bazar
123 Chemmanchery


  1. ^ "Home, Prohibition and Excise Department". Tamil Nadu Government. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  2. ^ Vivek, Narayanan (22 August 2008). "E-beat project to monitor cops a dud". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  3. ^ P. Oppili (9 July 2005). "ISO team inspects Chennai police stations". The Hindu. Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  4. ^ Klein, Ira (July 2000). "Materialism, Mutiny and Modernization in British India". Modern Asian Studies. Cambridge University Press. 34: 545–580. JSTOR 313141.
  5. ^ "Tamil Nadu Police History". Tamil Nadu Police. Archived from the original on 26 March 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  6. ^ Rohini, Mohan (25 October 2006). "Hyundai patrol cars for Chennai police". Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  7. ^ "LIST OF POLICE STATIONS IN CHENNAI". Retrieved 27 January 2016.

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