Bengaluru City is the first city to have a Commissionerate in the State of Karnataka. Earlier Bengaluru City was being looked after by two Officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police and the districts were called Bengaluru North and South. The Commissionerate of Police, with Commissioner as the head of Bengaluru City Police, was established in 1963.
The first Commissioner of Police of Bengaluru City - Sri.C.Chandy was of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police.
Five Officers of the rank of Superintendents of Police designated as Deputy Commissioners of Police assisted the Commissioner of Police when the Commissionerate started. The city consisted of 37 Police Stations at that time. Today, an officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police heads the force as Commissioner of Police, assisted by four Additional Commissioners of Police of the rank of Inspector General of Police, two Joint Commissioners of Police of the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police and 21 Deputy Commissioner of Police.
At present, there are 105 Police Stations including two "Woman Police Station". And 42 Traffic police Stations.