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The administrative control of Tamil Nadu Police vests with the Chief Minister of TamilNadu who holds the portfolio of Home Minister. The supervision and coordination of Police is doneby the Home Department Govt. of Tamil Nadu. Themodern Tamil Nadu Police Force,is over 150 years old.
It is the fifth largest State Police Force in India.
The Force, headed by the Director General of Police, is responsible for maintenance of law and order and prevention and detection of  crimes in an area spanning 130058sq.Kms with a population of over 7 .21crores (provisional) as per the Census 2011.
Tamil Nadu has a coastline of 1076 Kms. State is divided into convenient territorial divisions called Zones, ranges with anumber of districts constitute the range.
District police is further sub - divided into police divisions, circles and police - stations. The State is divided into 4 Police Zones - North, Central, West and South.
Each Zone is headed by one Inspector  General of Police. In each of the 7 Metrpolitan Citiesof Tamil Nadu, the City Police force is headed by a Commissioner of Police. These cities are --Chennai, Chennai Sub- Urban, Madurai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Salem and  Tirunelveli. There are 33 Police districts including 2 railway districts in Tamil Nadu, each headed by a Superintendent of Police.
 
In each City and District, the Commissioner of Police / Superintendent of Police has,besides the civil police force, an Armed Reserve of Police personnel. One Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police supervises the work of 2- 3 districts,   which constitute a Police Range. There areTwelve (including 1 Railway Range) Ranges in Tamil Nadu. Besides the civil police, state also maintains its own armed police and have separate intelligence branches, c rime branches, etc. Police set -up in big cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai,Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Pune, etc. is directly under a Commissionerof Police who enjoys magisterial powers. All senior police posts in various states are manned  by the Indian Police Services (IPS) cadres, recruitment to which is made on all-India basis.
Police manpower alone is not sufficient to curb the crime unless they are motivated and facilitated with basic necessities such as equipment, transport, housing, medical insurance, free education for children, etc. Therefore, an attempt has been  ade to compile auxiliary information such as availability of housing facility to various categories of police officials, availability of vehicles and sophisticated gadgets with the police, etc.
 
Thanks : TN Police