Special Branch CID

The Special Branch CID, headed by an officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police and assisted by an IGP and two DIGs, has two divisions, namely, Intelligence and Security. The functioning of the Intelligence division is classified.

The Security division is responsible for the protection of VIPs and other protected persons. It monitors and coordinates the security arrangements with the district police units in Kerala when VIPs visit this state. It does the same thing with the police forces of other states when VIPs/protected persons from this state visit other states.

The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) comes under the Security Division. They have got five teams in the state and they are always ready to move at short notice.

The personnel of the Security Division and the BDDS have been especially trained in executive protection, anti-sabotage checking, and explosive detection and disposal with the elite special force National Security Guards, Government of India and the Tamil Nadu Commando School.

They are equipped with the latest explosive detectors, mine detectors, portable X-ray units, Non-linear Junction Detectors, parcel scanners, letter bomb detectors, explosive ordnance disposal suit, and other security devices.