About Palakkad Police

Palakkad was part of erstwhile Malabar District with Headquarters at Kozhikode in the state Madras. Consequent to the reorganization of states on linguistic basis, the entire Malabar became part of Kerala State. After the formation of the Kerala State on 01.11.1956, Malabar District was divided in to three different districts, viz. Palakkad, Kozhikkode and Kannur. On 16.06.1969, Malappuram District was formed by detaching Ponnani and Perinthalmanna Taluks from Palakkad. The present Palakkad district was formed as per GO (MS) No 187/69/Home Dtd.13.09.1969

Palakkad District Police started functioning as per the Government Proceedings SRN 329174/56 Dt. 18.12.1956 with Cannannore district bifurcating from Kozhikkode district. The First Superintendent of Police, Palakkad was Sri. T. K. Bhaskara Marar, who took charge on 10.01.1957. At present Palakkad Police District consists 35 Police Stations, 15 Circles, 4 Sub Divisions, 5 Special Units, and 3 Out Posts.

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