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The Greater Chennai Police, a division of the Tamil Nadu Police, is the law enforcement agency for the city of Chennaimarker in Indiamarker and the surrounding area. The city police force is headed by a Commissioner of Police and the administrative control vests with the Tamil Nadumarker Home ministry. There are thirty six sub-divisions of the Greater Chennai Police, and 121 police stations. The city's traffic is managed by the Chennai City Traffic Police (CCTP). Chennai is the first city in India to introduce e-Beat system used to measure the daily routine and performance of the police personnel.


In 1659 when Chennai (then called as Madraspatanam) was just a group of fishing village Pedda Naik formed a group of peons to guard the town. By 1780 the post of Superintendent of Police was created to manage the markets and costs of goods. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857 British Raj in India as part of its reforms formed the Modern Madras Police. The Greater Chennai City Police stands as of 2004 with 109 Police Stations including 20 Women Police Stations and 8 out posts policing an area of 220 km2. consisting the population of 70 lakhs .


Chennai Police patrol car
Additional Yellow Brigades & Blue Brigades motor cycles and Patrol Vehicles have been introduced in Greater Chennai. Each Yellow Brigade covers a distance of 2 km2 approximately during day time from 6 am to 9 pm. The Blue Brigade covers the same distance of 2 km2 during night time from 11 pm to 6.30 am. The patrol vehicles covers an approximate distance of 3.2 km2 each day.

The Yellow Brigades and Blue Brigades have been equipped with patrolling gadgets such as Sirens, Revolving Lights, Public Address System, Wireless Communication System, etc. For Patrol duty, 40 Jeeps have been provided equipped with Police Siren, Revolving Lights, Public Address System, Fire Extinguisher, Top Search Light, Police Display Light and Wireless Communication System. The response time to control room calls has been brought down to 3–4 minutes. The TN Police Department claims that the crime rate in the Greater Chennaimarker City has come down considerably after these initiatives..

List of police stations

For the first time in Indian police history, patrol cars havebeen provided to Greater Chennai Police. Hyundaigifted Accent cars to Chennai Police, of which 75 were given to Law & Order, 21 to traffic department. The remaining 4 cars to add elegance to the Chief Minister's convoy.

Sn Station name
1 Abiramapuram
2 Adampakkam
3 Adyar
4 Chennai Airportmarker
5 Ambatturmarker
6 Ambattur Estate
7 Aminjikaraimarker
8 Anna Nagarmarker
9 Annasalai
10 Annasquare
11 Arumbakkammarker
12 Ashoknagarmarker
13 Avadimarker
14 Avadi Tank
15 Ayanavarammarker
16 Basin Bridgemarker
17 Chetpetmarker
18 Chintadaripet
19 Chitlapakkammarker
20 Choolaimedumarker
21 Chrompetmarker
22 Dr.R.Krishna Nagar
23 Egmoremarker
24 Elephant Gate
25 Ennoremarker
26 Esplanade
27 Fishing Harbour
28 Flower Bazaar
29 Foreshore Estatemarker
30 Fort St. Georgemarker
31 Govt. Estate
32 Govt. Rsrm. Hospital
33 Guindymarker
34 Harbour
35 High Court
36 I.C.F. Colony
37 Ice House
38 J.J.marker Nagarmarker
39 K.marker K.marker Nagarmarker
40 Kasimedu
41 Kilpaukmarker
42 Kodambakkammarker
43 Kodungaiyurmarker
44 Kolathurmarker
45 Koratturmarker
46 Korukkupet
47 Kothavalchavadi
48 Kotturpurammarker
49 Koyambedumarker
50 Kumaran Nagar
51 Kunrathur
52 M.G.R. Nagar
53 M.K.B. Nagar
54 M.M Colony
55 Madavarammarker
56 Madipakkammarker
57 Maduravayal
58 Mambalammarker
59 Manalimarker
60 Manali New Town
61 Mangadumarker
62 Marina
63 Meenampakkam
64 Muthapudupet
65 Muthialpetmarker
66 Mylaporemarker
67 Nandampakkam
68 Neelangarai
69 New Washermenpet
70 North Beach
71 Nungambakkammarker
72 Otteri
73 Palavanthangalmarker
74 Pallavarammarker
75 Pallikaranaimarker
76 Pattabirammarker
77 Peerkankaranaimarker
78 Peravellore
79 Periamet
80 Pondy Bazaarmarker
81 Poonamalleemarker
81 Port Marine
83 Pulianthope
84 Puzhal
85 Rajamangalam
86 Red Hillsmarker
87 Royapettahmarker
88 Royapurammarker
89 Saidapetmarker
90 Sastri Nagar
91 Sathangadu
92 Secretariat Colony
93 Seerani Arangam
94 Selaiyur
95 Sembium
96 Seven Wells
97 Shankar Nagar
98 Srm College
99 St. Thomas Mountmarker
100 T.P. Chatram
101 Teynampetmarker
102 Tambarammarker
103 Thiru Vi Ka Nagar
104 Thirumangalam
105 Thirumullaivoyal
106 Thiruninravurmarker
107 Thiruvanmiyurmarker
108 Thiruverkadu
109 Thiruvotriyurmarker
110 Thoraipakkammarker
111 Thousand Lights
112 Tondiarpetmarker
113 Triplicanemarker
114 Vadapalani
115 Valasaravakkammarker
116 Velacherymarker
117 Vepery
118 Villivakkammarker
119 Virugambakkammarker
120 Vyasarpadimarker
121 Washermenpet
122 Zam Bazar


  1. Government of Tamil Nadu website
  2. E-beat project to monitor cops a dud
  3. History of Chennai
  4. Ira Klein, Materialism, Mutiny and Modernization in British India. Modern Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 3 (Jul., 2000), pp. 545-580
  5. History of Greater Chennai Police from Chennai city police website
  6. Achievements of Tamil Nadu Police Dept

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