- Greater Chennai Police
Greater Chennai Police 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
- Law enforcement
- Civilian agency
Operational structure Agency executive J.K. Tripathy, IPS, Commissioner Facilities Stationss 122 Footnotes * 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. 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.
In 1659 when Chennai (then called as Madraspatanam) was just a group of fishing village 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 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.  On 24th August 2011 The Chennai Suburban Police Commissionerate was re-merged with Greater Chennai police to re-form The Chennai Metropolitan Police 
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.
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
- ^ Government of Tamil Nadu website
- ^ E-beat project to monitor cops a dud
- ^ History of Chennai
- ^ Ira Klein, Materialism, Mutiny and Modernization in British India. Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Jul., 2000), pp. 545-580
- ^ History of Greater Chennai Police from Chennai city police website
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- ^ Achievements of Tamil Nadu Police Dept
- Tamil Nadu Police - Official website
- The Hindu: ISO team inspects Chennai police stations
- Tamil Nadu Police Chennai District details
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