Governance of District Police, Thiruvananthapuram Rural
Thiruvananthapuram Rural Police falls under Thiruvananthapuram Range which comes under South Zone.
The District Police is headed by a Superintendent of Police of IPS cadre designated as District Police Chief, comprises of Deputy Superintendent of Polices, Inspectors, Sub Inspectors, Assistant Sub Inspectors, Senior Civil Police Officers, Civil Police Officers numbering around 2200 and approximately 35000 cases are handled per annum. In addition to this, there are about 80 ministerial staff who helps the staff officers in various service related matters.
The Police District is divided into Sub Divisions and Police Stations each headed by the Officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police and Circle Inspector/Sub Inspector of Police designated as Station House Officer (SHO) respectively. Special Units/Cells like District Special Branch, Districts Crime Branch, District Crime Records Bureau, Narcotic Cell, Armed Reserve is headed by one officer of the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police. The Women Cell and Cyber Cell is under the supervision of District Crime Branch. All of them helps in maintaining law and order, crime prevention and crime investigation in the police district.