Greater Chennai Police

Greater Chennai Police
Greater Chennai Police
Chennai Police logo.gif
Logo of the Greater Chennai Police.
Motto Truth alone triumphs
Agency overview
Formed 1659
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Chennai, India
General nature
Operational structure
Agency executive J.K. Tripathy, IPS, Commissioner
Stationss 122
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Chennai 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 ministry.[1] There are thirty six sub-divisions of the Greater Chennai Police, and 121 police stations. The city's traffic is managed by the Chennai City Traffic Police (CCTP). 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]



In 1659 when Chennai (then called as Madraspatanam) was just a group of fishing village[3] 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 and costs of goods. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857 British Raj in India as part of its reforms[4] formed the Modern Madras Police. The Greater Chennai City Police stands as of 2004 with 109 Police Stations including 20 Women Police Stations and 8 out posts policing an area of 780 km2. consisting the population of 70 lakhs. [5] On 24th August 2011 The Chennai Suburban Police Commissionerate was re-merged with Greater Chennai police to re-form The Chennai Metropolitan Police [6]


Chennai Police patrol car

Additional Yellow Brigades & Blue Brigades motor cycles and Patrol Vehicles have been introduced in Greater Chennai. Each Yellow Brigade covers a distance of 2 km2 approximately during day time from 6 am to 9 pm. The Blue Brigade covers the same distance of 2 km2 during night time from 11 pm to 6.30 am. The patrol vehicles covers an approximate distance of 3.2 km2 each day.

The Yellow Brigades and Blue Brigades have been equipped with patrolling gadgets such as Sirens, Revolving Lights, Public Address System, Wireless Communication System, etc. For Patrol duty, 40 Jeeps have been provided equipped with Police Siren, 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 TN Police Department claims that the crime rate in the Greater Chennai City has come down considerably after these initiatives.[7]

List of police stations

For the first time in Indian police history, patrol cars have been provided to Greater Chennai Police. Hyundaigifted Accent cars to Chennai Police, of which 75 were given to Law & Order, 21 to traffic department. The remaining 4 cars to add elegance to the Chief Minister's convoy.

Sn Station name
1 Abiramapuram
2 Adampakkam
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 Chintadaripet
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 M.K.B. Nagar
54 Madhavaram milk Colony
55 Madhavaram
56 Madipakkam
57 Maduravayal
58 Mambalam
59 Manali
60 Manali New Town
61 Mangadu
62 Marina
63 Meenampakkam
64 Muthapudupet
65 Muthialpet
66 Mylapore
67 Nandampakkam
68 Neelangarai
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
81 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
98 Srm College
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 Washermenpet
122 Zam Bazar


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