FAQ

In case of Emergency, what should I do?

How will I register a Complaint?

Go to the nearest Police Station (P.S.) and give a written or oral complaint to the Station House Officer (S.H.O). The oral complaint will be reduced writing to which the complainant signs. If it is not the jurisdictional P.S., necessary action would be taken to transfer the case to the respective jurisdictional P.S. for necessary action.

In case of any difficulty in registering a complaint as above, the complainant may contact the jurisdictional/senior officers whose address and Telephone numbers are given in the Contact page.

What should I do if I have to pass any information about an offence or an accident?

How do I get a gun license?

By making an application in the prescribed form (which can be downloaded from this site in the licensing page) and submitting to the Commissioner of Police's Office. After due police verification and other necessary formalities the licensing authority approves or rejects the application for gun license.

How can I volunteer my services to the Bangalore City Police?

What should I do if I find a child in distress?

How can I help a woman in distress?

What help can a foreigner expect from Bangalore City Police?

In case passport, Visa or consular issues kindly contact FRRO at the below mentioned contact details.

FRRO
5th Floor, TTMC, A BLOCK
K.H. Road, BMTC, Shanthinagar
Bangalore - 560027
PH: 080-22218183, 22218191

What should I do in case of loss of a vehicle?

Register a complaint in the nearest police station with all details and relevant documents. Later be in touch with the Police Station and lost and found vehicles page on this Website.

What is an F.I.R?

F.I.R. means First Information Report, made to police, about commission of a cognizable offence, In effect, it amounts to putting law in to motion by giving information relating to the commission of a cognizable offence to an officer in charge of a police station, (which shall be reduced into writing and read over to the informant) and shall be signed by the person giving such information. It is mandatory to give a copy of the first information report (as recorded by police) to the complainant or informant free of cost.

How do I lodge F.I.R.?

The informant/ complainant should go to the police station having jurisdiction over the area (where the offence is committed) and report to officer in-charge/ station house officer about commission of a cognizable offence. In case information is given on telephone, the informant / complainant should subsequently go to the police station for registration of F.I.R.

What is a cognizable case or what is cognizable offence?

A cognizable case means a case in which a police officer may, in accordance with the First Schedule of Cr.P.C. (1973), or under any other law for the time being in force, arrest without warrant.

What is the meaning of the term taking cognizance?

The term 'taking cognizance' has not been defined in Code of Criminal Procedure. When any Magistrate takes cognizance under section 190 (1) (a) Cr.P.C., he must not only have applied his mind to the contents of the petition, but he must have done so for the purpose of proceeding in a particular way as per procedure prescribed in the Cr.P.C., and there after sending the complaint for further enquiry. A magistrate can also order investigations under section 156(3) of Cr.P.C.

What is a Non cognizable offence?

Non cognizable offence means in which a police officer has no authority to arrest without warrant.

How do I lodge a NC complaint?

Information about such offences is to be given in a similar manner as explained under F.I.R. The officer in-charge would reduce the complaint in writing (about commission of Non cognizable offence) and give a copy thereof to the complainant free of cost. No police officer can investigate a non-cognizable case unless he obtains prior permission of a Magistrate having power to try such case.

What is meant by a complaint?

Complaint means any allegation made orally or in writing to a Magistrate, with a view to his taking action under the code of criminal procedure (1973), that some person (whether known or unknown), has committed an offence.