About Kerala Police

Kerala State Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Kerala. Kerala Police has its headquarters in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital.

Kerala Police has a reputation for being one of the best managed police forces in the country, and one of the top-ranking states in terms of law and order, in various social security rankings. Kerala police is also the first police department in South Asia to undertake community policing.



Our Motto

The motto of the force is "Mridhu Bhave Dhrida Kruthye" which means "Soft in Temperament, Firm in Action" in Sanskrit.

Vision and Mission

We, the Kerala Police Department are committed to providing highest quality of police services to the people who live, work and visit our State. We will constantly evaluate and improve our efforts to enhance public safety and maintain law & order respectingcitizen's rights and uplifting dignity.

The duty of police is to help secure the society in which the rights and responsibilities of individuals, families and communities are properly balanced. The main objectives of the police are to

  • Ensure safety and reduce disorders,
  • Reduce crime and the fear of crime
  • 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.