Kerala State Police
Mottoമൃദു ഭാവെ ദൃഢ കൃത്യേ
Mridhu Bhave Dhrida Kruthye
"Soft in Temperament, Firm in Action"
Agency overview
Annual budget4,406 crore (US$590 million) (2021–22 est.) [1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionKerala, IN
Legal jurisdictionState of Kerala
Governing bodyGovernment of Kerala
General nature
Operational structure
HeadquartersVazhuthacaud, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695010

Map of Kerala Police Department's jurisdiction. The map on left shows Kerala in India and on right shows the State with Thiruvananthapuram district in red.
Agency executive

The Kerala Police[2][3] is the law enforcement agency for the Indian state of Kerala.[4] Kerala Police has its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital. The motto of the force is "Mridhu Bhave Dhrida Kruthye" which means "Soft in Temperament, Firm in Action" in Sanskrit.

Prior to independence, the Kerala Police was governed by different administrations.[5]

Current office holders

Name Status Rank
Anil Kant

State Police Chief

Manoj Abraham

Nodal Officer


There is a section known as the General Executive working in the police stations in Kerala.[6]

Crime Branch

The Crime Branch (CBCI) is investigating incidents of misconduct or crime at the inter-district level. The government can ask the government or the courts to take up a case with them.

Positions (Ranks)

The ranks in the Kerala Police range from Civil Police Officer (CPO) to DGP. Direct appointment to the posts of Civil Police Officer (CPO), Sub-Inspector of Police through Kerala PSC and to the post of ASP for IPS recruitment to Kerala cadre through UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test.[7][8][9]

See also


  1. ^ (PDF). 2021 Retrieved 15 January 2021. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Kerala police see a top deck shuffle". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Police roll out 'e-challan'". The Hindu. 22 September 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Spl squad to tackle goonda menace". The New Indian Express. 28 October 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  5. ^ Sep 10, KP Saikiran / TNN /. "Kerala police history will soon be on record | Thiruvananthapuram News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  6. ^ Staff Reporter (8 September 2020). "Key postings made in Kerala Police". The Hindu. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  7. ^ Staff Reporter (8 September 2020). "Key postings made in Kerala Police". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Will Kerala Police get its 1st woman chief". Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  9. ^ "Tomin J. Thachankary promoted to rank of DGP". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 24 September 2020.