Lakshadweep (the then Laccadive) began with effect from 22.11.58
by the establishment of the first Police station at Minicoy. The
station was manned by a strength of one Sub Inspector, 2 Head
constable and 5 constables consisting of 3 deputations from
Lakshadweep being the smallest in the country, the Police force
is very small. The crime rate is also the lowest in the country.
The outpost at Bitra under Chetlath Police Station and the aid
post at Bangaram under Agatti Police Station respectively
started functioning during the year 1991.
The present set up is based on the report on “Reorganisation of
Police in the LMA group of islands” prepared by Sri Kripal Singh
IPS DIG Delhi Administration during the year 1969.
Shri P.V.Sinari, the first IPS Officer joined the force on
16.1.74. The first batch of constables recruited on 13.7.64 were
posted in the islands after basic training in January 1965. The
first batch of direct entry Sub Inspectors recruited in 1971
joined the force in October 1972. The Police force consists of
personnel from Kerala and the islands.
Lakshadweep Police Wireless was established in 1980 and is
functioning under the Inspector (Communication). The
islands are connected with High Frequency interfaced with BEST
equipments, VHF and UHF. The POLNET system in the islands
through which the connectivity with the rest of the country can
be a reality.
A special Branch unit is functioning at H.Q. Kavaratti headed by
an Inspector of Police and under the direct control of the
Superintendent of Police.
The security of the only airport at Agatti is managed by the
strength of an Inspector, one S.I., one (SI woman), 2 HCs and 5
constables since 16.4.88. View more here: