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Tamil nadu police


The administrative control of Tamil Nadu Police vests with the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who holds the portfolio of Home Minister. The supervision and coordination of Police is done by the Home Department Govt. of Tamil Nadu. The modern Tamil Nadu Police Force, is over 150 years old ! It is the fifth largest State Police Force in India. The Force, headed by a Director General of Police, is responsible for maintenance of law and order and prevention and detection of crimes in an area spanning 130058 sq. Kms with a population of over 6.2 crores as per the Census 2001. Tamil Nadu has a coastline of 1076 Kms. 87,973 personnel borne on the strength of the Police Force of Tamil Nadu are deployed throughout the State.


The State is divided into 4 Police Zones - North, Central, West and South. Each Zone is headed by one Inspector General of Police.

In each of the seven Metropolitan Cities of Tamil Nadu, the City Police force is headed by a Commissioner of Police. These cities are -- Chennai, Chennai Sub-Urban, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and Tirunelveli. There are thirty Police districts in Tamil Nadu, each headed by a Superintendent of Police.In each City and District, the Commissioner of Police / Superintendent of Police has, besides the civil police force, an Armed Reserve of Police personnel.

One Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police supervises the work of 2-3 districts, which constitute a Police Range. There are Twelve (including 1 Railway Range) Ranges in Tamil Nadu.


The Special Units of Tamil Nadu Police perform specific functions related to security , intelligence, criminal investigations and support services.

Armed Police Or Tamil Nadu Special Police

Civil Defence And Home Guards

Civil Supplies, CID

Coastal Security Group

Crime Branch, CID

Economic Offences Wing

Operations - T.N. Commando Force & Commando School

Prohibition Enforcement Wing


Social Justice And Human Rights

Special Branch , CID Including Security

Technical Services

Toll Free Numbers To Report A Crime - Control Room 100

To Report Traffic Violation 103

Complaints through SMS (Chennai City) 95000 99100 Ambulance 108 Child Line 1098 Women help Line 1091 Senior Citizen Line 1253

Blue Line 12700 
  • These emergency numbers are applicable to all commissionerates in Tamil Nadu i.e., Chennai, Chennai Suburban, Trichy, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Salem. Anti-Ragging Helpline 1800-180-5522 or 155222


Sir this is to inform that in ground floor of my residence one raman lic agent is residing and he drinks daily and shouts througout night and yesterday when he was quaralling with his wife i heard lot of noise and he was locked inside the house and he broke the window glasses and lodged a false complaint in fairlands B9 policestation stating that my son hit his wife which is totally baseless and false to safegaurd his position. i am 70 years old and myself and son went dowstairs and he was shouting in filty and unparlimantary words and i asked him to vacate the premises as i dont have strengh to fight with this rowdy person as he gave a false complaint stating Mr Sr parthiban mla is close to him and he came with the aruval to kill me and my son.the sub inspector came after a while and i asked me to arrest if i have done any wrong .all atrocities were commited by him and he is stealing petrol from my sons bike which i noticed several times since we both go to be by 7pm as we both are diabetic and heart patients.hence i humbly request to initiate action against raman and give safty to myself and my son who is an engineer. he damaged the front windows from inside and since he was overdrunk i could not control the situation and went morning also he is shouting that he willl kill both of us and he has a dadas and local rowdies link. i am in great mental agony and torture and in the night itself i talked to asst commr IS regarding the incident and he told he will look into it. he has not paid rent for the past 2months and not paying any electricity bill since the meter is at fault and he never allows anybody inside since the eb meter is in the verandah . the hall flush door lock is broken as he was with aruval and kitchen arukamani.

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