About Kannur Police

Kannur Police, like other District police forces in Kerala, is headed by an officer of the rank of Superintendent of Police (District Police Chief ). The District Police has 4 Sub Divisions, Viz. Kannur, Iritty, Taliparamba and Thalassery each headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police. There are 13 Police Circles, Viz. Kannur Town, Kannur City, Valapattanam, Iritty, Mattannur, Peravoor, Taliparamba, Alakode, Sreekandapuram, Payyannur, Thalassery, Panoor and Kuthuparamba headed by a Circle Inspector and 39 Police Stations. In addition to this, various special units like Special Branch, DCRB, Narcotic Cell and Crime Dettachment headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police are also functioning under the Superintendent of Police. A Vanitha Cell under a WCI is also functioning under the Supervision of Deputy Superintendent of Police, Crime Detachment. The District Armed Reserve Camp headed by a Deputy Commandant is functioning with its headquarters near District Police Office.

Vision and Mission

As the part of Kerala Police Department, we are committed to providing highest quality of police services to the people. We will constantly evaluate and improve our efforts to enhance public safety and maintain law & order respecting citizen'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