Karnataka State Police

Organisation

The Director General and Inspector General of Police is the head of the police department in the state. Under him there are Additional Directors General of Police. Each of the Additional Directors General of Police is in charge of a particular function like Law and Order, Crime and Technical Services, Administration, Intelligence, Karnataka State Reserve Police, Recruitment and Training, Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement.

There are 4 Commissionarates. The Commissioner, Bangalore City, is of the rank of Additional Director General of Police, whereas Commissioners Hubli-Dharwar and Mysore City are of the rank of Inspector General of Police and Commissioner, Mangalore City is of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police. Below the Additional Directors General of Police there are Inspectors General of Police. Six Inspectors General of Police are in charge of Ranges, besides a number of Inspectors General of Police are in charge of specific functions. Each Range comprises 3-6 districts. Each district is headed by an officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police.


The following are the Police Ranges and the districts comprising each Range:

Range

Districts

Southern Range, Mysore

Mysore
Kodagu
Mandya 
Hassan 
Chamarajanagara

Western Range, Mangalore

Dakshina Kannada 
Uttara Kannada 
Chickmaglur 
Udupi

Eastern Range, Davangere

Chitradurga 
Bellary 
Shimoga 
Davangere 

Central Range, Bangalore

Tumkur 
Kolar 
Bangalore
K.G.F. 
Chikkaballapura
Ramanagara

Northern Range, Belgaum

Belgaum 
Bijapur 
Dharwad 
Bagalkot 
Haveri 
Gadag

North Eastern Range, Gulbarga

Gulbarga
Bidar
Raichur
Koppal 
Yadgiri



Law and Order
This wing is headed by an Officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order.


Intelligence Wing
The Intelligence Wing is headed by an Officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police. He is assisted by 2 Inspectors General of Police and 4 Superintendents of Police at the head quarters. The 5 Superintendents of Police in the Intelligence Divisions are located at Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Gulbarga and Belgaum.


Crime & Technical Services Wing
This wing is headed by an Officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police, Crime and Technical Services. This wing also includes, Finger Print Bureau, Forensic Scientific Laboratory, Police Computer Wing and State Crime Record Bureau, units.


Special Police Units 
There are Special Police Units at the state level to perform specialized police functions and to assist Civil Police Units in the effective discharge of their functions. These are :

Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Economic Offences and Special Units 
This special unit is headed by an officer of the rank of Director General of Police. He will oversee the work of all the specialized investigation units like, the Corps of Detectives, the Forest Cell and the unit dealing with Economic Offences and the Cyber Police Station.


Karnataka State Reserve Police
This wing is headed by an officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police, who is assisted by an Inspector General and two Deputy Inspectors General of Police at the Police Head Quarters. The Karnataka State Reserve Police at present consists of 10 Battalions. 4 Battalions have their head quarters at Bangalore and 1 each at Mysore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Shimoga and Shiggoan.


Communication, Logistic and Modernisation Wing (CL&M)
This wing is headed by an Additional Director General of Police. The wing consists of a Police Wireless Unit headed by a Superintendent of Police and Motor Transport Organisation headed by a Superintendent of Police.


Police Training
This wing is headed by Director General of Police, Training. He is assisted by Inspector General of Police and Deputy Inspector General of Police.

The State has the following Training Institutions.
1. Karnataka Police Academy, Mysore.
2. Karnataka State Police Training School, Channapatna.
3. Police Driving and Maintenance School, Yelahanka, Bangalore.
4. Karnataka State Reserve Police Training School, Munirabad.
5. Karnataka State Police Training School, Khanapur
6. Armed Police Training School, Bangalore.
7. Traffic Training Institute, Bangalore.
8. Karnataka State Police Training Centre, Gulbarga.
9. Special Branch Training Institute, Bangalore.
10. Wireless Training Institute, Bangalore.


Directorate of Civil Rights Enforcement
The Additional Director General of Police, Civil Rights Enforcement is the head of the wing. He is assisted by an Inspector General of Police, a Deputy Inspector General of Police and a Superintendent of Police at the headquarters. There are 6 field units, each headed by a Superintendent of Police, at the police Ranges located at Bangalore, Mangalore, Davangere, Belgaum, Gulbarga and Mysore. The Directorate monitors registration and investigation of the cases registered under the Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955 and (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The Directorate generally works as the watch dog of the rights and benefits extended to the SC/STs and also keeps close vigil on those people other than SC/STs who avail the benefits meant for SC/STs.


Planning & Modernisation
This wing is headed by an Officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police, Planning and Modernisation. The consolidated proposals of the Police Department are being submitted to the Government for sanctions through this wing.


Police Housing and Police Welfare
This wing is headed by an Officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police, Grievance Cell and Human Rights.

Coastal Security Police
The Coastal Security Police was established in the year 1999. The wing is headed by an Officer of the rank of Inspector General of Police, followed by Superintendent of Police & other Staff. The CSP exercises jurisdiction over the territorial Coastal waters of Karnataka from Talapady in Dakshina Kannada Dist. to Sadashivgad in Uttara Kannada Dist. covering about 320 kms.