Act XXIV (1859)
marks the beginning of Modern Madras Police. The Act was also
the forerunner for the Police Commission set up by the
Government of India in 1906.
1902 The Madras City with an area of 29 sq. miles and population
of 5,09,346 was divided into two ranges - Northern range and
H.A. Stuart, Inspector General of Police, Madras Presidency was
appointed Secretary of All India Police Commission.
1919 Diwan Bahadur Parankusam Naidu was appointed as
Commissioner of Police - the first Indian to occupy the post.
P.B. Thomas, I.P., became the first Police Officer to be
appointed as Inspector General of Police to head the Police
1971 “ Police Computer Wing”, Madras was established. Tamil Nadu
was the first State to start Computerisation.
2004 "Woman Police Battalion of Tamilnadu Special Police" formed
- the first such Battalion in India.
STF succeeded "Operation Cocoon", in which the notorious bandit
Veerappan was killed.
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