Overview

Bangalore City is the capital of the State of Karnataka. Founded in the 16th century, this City was ruled by the great dynasties of Kadambas, Hoysalas and Vijayanagar Kings.

According to a legend, the city was named Bangalore or Benda Kaaluru (the city of boiled beans) after a lost Hoysala King was offered a humble dish of "Boiled beans" by an old lady in 10th century. The city of boiled beans was formerly found by Kempe Gowda in the 16th century.

Bangalore city occupies an area of 800 Sq. Kms. and a Population of over 1 crore. Bangalore is also called "Garden City", "India's Silicon Valley", "Fashion Capital of India" and of late the "Floriculture Capital" due to the present boost of the flower export business, "Science Capital of the Country" and "Information Technology Capital of India".

Bangalore is India's fifth largest city in India and is said to be the fastest growing city in Asia. Bangalore City is well connected by Air, Rail and Road transport to all the major cities in India.

BANGALORE CITY POLICE

City Police is responsible for the overall policing in the city and has been providing excellent service with well-established community participation in crime prevention, maintenance of law and order and traffic management.

The City Police has a network of beats manned by foot patrol and vehicle patrol during day and night. These are backed by special mobile patrol units called Hoysala, traffic patrol and a number of armed striking force mobile units stationed in strategic areas.

The jurisdiction of the City Police has been divided into 8 zones - East, West, South, North, Central, South East, North East and Whitefield. Each zone is headed by an Officer of the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police. Each zone is sub-divided into sub-divisions headed by Assistant Commissioners of Police which are further divided into Police Stations under the charge of an Officer of the rank of Police Inspector.

Assistant Commissioners of Police are the first line supervisory officers who supervise the working of the Police stations in their jurisdictions and report to their respective Deputy Commissioners of Police.