The duty of the police is to help secure a safe and just society in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities are properly balanced. The main objectives of the police are to (1) promote safety and reduce disorders, (2) reduce crime and the fear of crime and (3) contribute to delivery of justice, which secures and maintains public confidence in the rule of law.
Keeping the above aspects in view, the General Executive Branch (Local) of Police is associated with the general public in their day-to-day life. They function with the object of safeguarding the life and property of the people and providing them adequate security by preventing crimes. Functioning of the General Executive branch is always under close scrutiny by the public in all its aspects because the State has a responsibility to provide a standardized and comprehensive Police service, which makes the public feel safe.
Thus, the executive branch is a mirror which reflects public in the primary function of the Police, bringing offenders to justice, fighting or preventing crimes, upholding the laws, protecting and helping the needy and reassuring the public of their safety. It is very important to notice that the Executive Branch carries out these responsibilities through 440 Police stations of 17 Police Districts. There are four Ranges headed by Inspectors General and two Zones headed by Zonal Additional Director General of Police. There is one Addl. Director General of Police (Operations) who oversees the function of the General Executive Branch under the supervision of the Director General of Police.
K.S. BALASUBRAMANIAN. IPS
Director General of Police (DGP)
K. PADMAKUMAR. IPS
Inspector General of Police (IGP)