Kollam City Police

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Kollam City Police
കൊല്ലം സിറ്റി പോലീസ്
Kollam City Police Official Logo.jpg
Official logo of Kollam City Police
Flag of Kerala Police.svg
The official flag of Kerala Police
Motto"മൃദു ഭാവെ, ദൃഢ കൃത്യേ"
Mridu Bhave Dhrida Kruthye
Soft Temperament, Firm Action
Agency overview
Formed1 March, 2011
Preceding agency
  • Kollam District Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionKollam Metropolitan Area
(Kollam city, Karunagappally and Chathannoor divisions), Kollam, India
Legal jurisdictionKollam Metropolitan Area
(Kollam City, Karunagappally & Chathannoor)
General nature
Operational structure
Overviewed byGovernment of Kerala
HeadquartersThe Office of the Commissioner of Police, Tillery, Kollam

Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
  • P. K. Madhu IPS, Commissioner of Police
Parent agencyKerala Police
Sub Jail, Special Sub Jails1
Sniffer Dogs (Bomb and Narcotics)s3
  • ISO 9001 certification for excellence in office functioning and maintaining high levels of quality control in day-to-day activities (Jan 2018)[2]
Kollam City Police - Official website

The Kollam City Police is the law enforcement agency concerned with the maintenance of law and order in the Indian city of Kollam and the municipalities of Karunagappalli (Karunagappally division) and Paravur(Chathannoor division).[3][4] Kollam City Police is the first ISO 9001 certified law enforcement agency in Kerala state and second one in India.[5]


In the pre-independence era, Kerala was divided into princely states of Travancore and Cochin and the Malabar region for the smooth administration. There were no Commissionerates in Kollam and Thrissur till 2011. The whole district police was administered by DySP of Kollam, Karunagappally, Kottarakkara and Punalur. As per the Government Order no 32/2011/Home dated 5 February 2011, Kollam district police was divided into Kollam Urban Police District (Kollam City Police) and Kollam Rural Police District. The City Police is headed by a City Police Commissioner(CP), with its headquarters at Kollam. The rural police is headed by the District Police Chief (DPC), with its headquarters at Kottarakkara. Both heads report to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Thiruvananthapuram Range (Kerala).[6] The Kollam City Police came into existence on 1 March 2011 following the division of the Kollam District Police force into the Kollam City Police and the Kollam Rural Police.


The office of the Kollam's City Police Commissioner is situated near the Armed Reserve Police Force camp in Kollam Cantonment.

Armed Reserve Police Camp in Kollam City

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are a total of 17 police stations under the control of Kollam City Police, eight of which are under the control of the Kollam Division with four further stations under Karunagappally and Chathannoor divisions respectively.[7][8][9]

Kollam Division[edit]

Chathannoor Division[edit]

Karunagappally Division[edit]

Central Police Canteen in Kollam City

City Police Commissioners[edit]

The Office is presently headed by Merin Joseph IPS,[a][12] Commissioner of Police, who is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, as administrative control vests with the Home Ministry of Kerala. Departments such as administration, the District Crime Records Bureau (DCRB), Crime Detachment and Special Branch are each headed by an Assistant commissioner.

  • N. Gopalakrishnan IPS (1 March 2011 – 20 June 2011)
  • T.J Jose IPS [DIG] (20 June 2011 – 9 January 2012)
  • Gopesh Agrawal IPS [DIG] (9 January 2012 – 4 February 2012)
  • Sam Christy Daniel [Addl. Charge] KPS (4 February 2012 – 21 February 2012)
  • Debesh Kumar Behera IPS (21 February 2012 – 27 August 2014)
  • V. Suresh Kumar IPS (27 August 2014 – 29 April 2015)
  • P. Prakash IPS (29 April 2015 – 13 June 2016)
  • S. Satheesh Bino IPS (13 June 2016 – 6 June 2017)[13]
  • Ajeetha Begum IPS (7 June 2017 – 17 January 2018)[14]
  • A. Sreenivas IPS (17 January 2018 – 8 May 2018)[15]
  • Arul B. Krishna IPS (8 May 2018 - 8 October 2018)[16]
  • P. K. Madhu IPS (8 October 2018 - 8 June 2019)
  • Merin Joseph IPS (8 June 2019 - 18 September 2019)
  • P. K. Madhu IPS (18 October 2018 - Present)


A dedicated complex at Asramam for the district police dog squad was inaugurated by Harshita Attaluri, the then Superintendent of Police on 2 March 2010. The facility cost 7 lakh (US$10,000) and can accommodate four dogs. The dog squad currently consists of three dogs.[17] On 3 November 2016, a 10 member team of anti-goonda squad has been formed in Kollam city police. The team will supposedly be headed by a sub inspector.[18]


  1. ^ The administrators are subject to change from time to time.


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  2. ^ "ISO for Kollam Police Commissioner office". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Mobile Numbers - Kollam City Police". Official Website. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Hello Kerala Police - Kollam City". Kerala Police. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  5. ^ "ISO for Kollam Police Commissioner office". The Hindu. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  6. ^ "About Us - Kollam Rural Police". Kollam Rural Police. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  7. ^ "Police Offices - Kollam City Police". Official Website. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  8. ^ "Govt. Departments - Kollam Police" (PDF). Govt. of Kerala. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Directory - Kollam Police" (PDF). Govt. of Kerala. Retrieved 13 November 2014.
  10. ^ "All-women police stations in 6 districts in Kerala". The Hindu. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  11. ^ "Minor shuffle in police department". Times of India. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  12. ^ "Commissioner takes charge". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  13. ^ "History - Kollam City Police". Kollam City Police. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  14. ^ "History - Kollam City Police". Nyoooz.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Commissioner takes charge". The Hindu. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Major reshuffle in police top brass". Mathrubhumi. 9 May 2018. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  17. ^ "New dog squad complex in Kollam". The Hindu. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  18. ^ "Kerala police adopts decentralised system for anti-goonda squad". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 4 November 2016.