Kerala Police Recruitment 2020

Kerala Police:

Kerala Police Recruitment 2020 Free Job alert for both Fresher and Experienced Candidates updated on April 19, 2020. Get Direct Official Link for applying Kerala Police Recruitment 2020 along with current Kerala Police Recruitment official Notification 2020 here. Find all recent Kerala Police Vacancies 2020 across India and check all latest Kerala Police 2020 job openings instantly here, Know upcoming Kerala Police Recruitment 2020 immediately here.

Kerala police is state Level police Recruitment Board of Kerala. Kerala State Level Recruitment has released  the vacancy notification for the various constable and sub-Inspector post vacancy on the official website

Kerala police Recruitment 2020:

Here is good news from Kerala Police for all the candidates, The Kerala State police Recruitment Board is recently has published the Constable Vacancy notification on official website


  • General (Unreserved) –
  • OBC/ MOBC –
  • SC – 2
  • ST (H) –
  • ST(P) –


  • General (Unreserved) – 5
  • OBC/ MOBC – 2
  • SC – 1
  • ST (H) – 1
  • ST(P) – 1

Physical standards:

Height (Minimum)

Male Female

  • Gen / OBC / MOBC / SC – 162.56 cm
  • ST (H) / ST (P) – 160.02 cm
  • Chest (Only for men) – 80 cm
  • ST (P) /ST (H) – 76 cm


  • Gen / OBC / MOBC / SC – 154.95 cm
  • ST (H) / ST (P) – 152.40 cm

Eligibility Criteria for Kerala Police Platoon Commander Posts

  • The candidate must be a graduate in Any recognized College / Institutions affiliated to a recognized University (sub-Inspector)
  • 10th and 12th pass= Constable
  • Must be citizen of India

Age Limit:

18 to 38 years

How to Apply for Kerala Police :

The Eligible candidates can apply for the post  website

Application Fee:

There will be no application fee

Delhi Police Notification Details
Qualification sub-inspector= Any GraduateConstable=10th,12th
Job Location Kerala
Total Vacancies check official site
Date Added check official site
Last Date to Apply check official site

 How To Apply Kerala Police 2020 Online Form :

Read Carefully bellow instruction on follow
Step 01: Visite Official Website and Download advertisement notification PDF.
Step 02 : Carefully read eligibility cratiria and others necessary instruction mention in the Advertisement.
Step 03 : Open Apply online link for filling up the Application form with required details.
Step 04 : Choose Qualification require select your Post Name to Apply
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Step 07 : Pay Your Application fee done. Next Step
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About The Kerala Police:

Kerala is a southern Indian state located on the south-western part of the peninsula. The state of Kerala is endowed with rich tropical evergreen forests, beautiful sandy beaches and emerald green palm groves. The lofty Sahyadri range along the length of the state forms its eastern boundary. The mountains are a haven for rich biodiversity and are nature’s cradle for speciation. Infact, the state language Malayalam derives its etymology from these alluring mountains, wherein, ‘mala’ means mountain and ‘al’ means a person. The 580 kilometer long west coast line abutting the Arabian sea, forms the western boundary of the state. Scenic backwaters, fresh water lakes and rivers dot the whole landscape. Kerala state is also known for its high ranking in Human Development Indices. UNDP report on HDI for 2018 has ranked Kerala at the top among all the states in India. The epithet ‘God’s own country’ to Kerala is hence, well deserved. Kerala is also known for having the largest number of expatriate population settled in various parts of the world. The non-resident Keralites treasure deep ties with their native land. High levels of literacy combined with legitimate expectations of high service delivery standards among the citizens pose refreshing challenges to the state administration and the Law enforcement agencies.

Kerala State Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Kerala with its headquarters at Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital.

Kerala Police has a reputation for being one of the best-managed state police forces in the country and is one of the top-ranking states in terms of maintenance of law and order. Kerala police is also one of the first police departments in South Asia to implement community policing through an enactment. It is popularly known as ‘Janamaithri’ policing, which literally translates to people-friendly policing Kerala Police registers the highest number of cognizable offences in the country, next only to the National Capital Territory of Delhi. This has to be viewed in perspective of the relatively peaceful image of the state. This is a reflection of the good practice adopted by the state in registering every cognizable instance reported at the Police station level and dealing with the crimes and offenders legally.

Kerala Police has been the fountain head of several police reforms and innovative schemes in the country. A new Kerala Police Act enacted in 2011 was a guiding light for many other state police forces in the country to draft their own local Police Acts. The avant-garde provisions of the Act, which enable setting up of Police Establishment Board, Police Complaints Authority, State Security Commission, Police Welfare Bureau, Community Policing, etc., have given it a status of a modern day treatise on Policing philosophy. Student Police Cadet Scheme piloted by the Kerala state during 2008-2010, to positively tackle adolescent deviant behavior and encourage good citizenship values among youth has been endorsed as a plan scheme by Ministry of Home Affairs and has now been adopted by many other states in India. Similarly, initiatives such as Kerala Police Cyberdome, a PPP model in cyber governance and Kerala Police CoCoN, a flagship annual conference on cyber security and digital strategies to tackle crimes, have earned a respectable place in the hearts of all stakeholders.

History Of Kerala Police:

There is no authoritative record on the history of Police in ancient Kerala. To a great extent one has to rely upon the earliest literary documents starting from the Sanghom period (200 AD). The literary works of the Sanghom period, namely Akamkrithikal, Pathittipattu and Chilppathikaram, depict the ancient policing system. These works refer to the appointment of Sentries and watchmen who were posted on the highways to protect the travellers and caravans of merchants, etc. Chilappathikaram gives a detailed account of investigation of cases by a special group of people. The literary works of Sanghom period also describe various types of ”Kaval’ (guard), Kanchukil (who had kanchukam or uniform), Harrikaran (Officer with designated duties), Souvidithon (one who attends Court duties), Vetradharan (Bodyguard of the King), Dwarapalakas (Armed men guarding the gates and entrance) and Darsaka or Prathihara (Personal assistant to the King, and Kolkaran (man armed with a stick). Those who were posted in the secret service section were described as ‘Charan’, ‘Doothan’, Apasarpakan and Goodapurushan.

The feudal system which existed in ancient Kerala gave way to a new structure under the Cheras, comprising Thara, Desomand Nadu ruled by Madampi, Desavazhi and Naduvazhi respectively. They were entrusted with the job of law enforcement, including awarding of punishments. The said rulers awarded stringent punishments even for trivial offences and hence there was substantial decline of crime rate. Foreign travellers who visited Kerala during 13th century had admired the structure of the Police-judicial system which existed during that period.

As said above, there was no unified geographical entity as ‘Kerala’ before 1956. The present Kerala State was formed in 1956 by re-organizing and merging of former Travancore-Cochin States and the British Malabar State. Within the Princely States, Kerala had several regions, zones and semi-sovereign territories which were ruled by Chieftains, big and small. The Travancore State formally came into existence in the middle of 14th century but there is no detailed historical description available on the working of the Police system until 18th century. Historical evidence discloses that the country was divided into many small kingdoms which were ruled by Desavazhis assisted by Nattukootam. There was no central or apex authority to govern the autocratic functioning of Desavazhis. During the period of King MarthandaVarma (1729-1758), the need for an enhanced armed force to maintain the law and order system was found necessary. King MarthandaVarma engaged the services of ‘Marava Force’ to suppress local rebellions from time to time. The duties of the Police were carried out by the said Armed Forces. The written records regarding the Structure, Strength and various other details on the Armed Forces in the erstwhile Travancore are available from 1757 AD onwards. They revealed that the Kingdom was divided into various divisions and several new posts such as ‘Sarvadhi-karyakar’, ‘Karyakar’ and ‘Pravarthyakar’ were created. These officers were responsible for enforcing the law and order. They were also responsible for judicial functions. All major law and order issues, cases of murder, robbery and theft were handled by the said local authorities with the active participation of the local people.

The semblance of a modern police force was created in the late 19th century under the British rule. Oliver H. Bensley became the first Superintendent of Police for the state of Travancore in 1881. William. H. Pittwas appointed the Police Commissioner of Travancore in 1921

In 1939 there was a major re-organisation of the Police System and the post of Inspector General of Police was introduced.

Mr. Khan Bahadur Sayid Abdul Karim Sahib Suhrawady was appointed as the first Inspector General of Police of the Travancore State. The strength of the Police force during 1939 is shown below:

  • Inspector General of Police 1
  • Deputy Inspector General of Police 1
  • District Superintendents of Police 3
  • Assistant Superintendents of Police 6
  • Inspectors 81
  • Head Constables 236
  • Police Constables 2337

Significant changes were made during 1939 in the General Executive Wing, Criminal Intelligence Wing, Reserve Force, Special Police and Traffic Wing. The total strength of Police personnel in 1947 was 3626. N. Chandrasekharan Nair was appointed as Inspector General of Police and he took charge on 21st of August, 1948. He continued as Inspector General of Police even after the merger of Travancore and Cochin in1952 and he was appointed as the first Inspector General of Police after the formation Kerala State in 1956.

Reputation of Travancore Police

Sir. T Madhava Rao in his Administration Report for 1042 M.E.(1867 A.D) praised the Police System, commenting that “A very high degree of security of persons and property has now been attained in Travancore. Men and Women, the latter with costly ornaments, travel by the highways night and day without apprehension. Isolated bazaars are often found in charge of mere boys and girls.”

The Travancore State Manual by T. K. Velu Pillai (1882-1950) (first published in 1940) mentioned that only literate persons were recruited in the Police Force. Men of high education are frequently chosen to fill places in the subordinate ranks. The document further states that “Prominent persons like Mahatma Gandhi have been so much impressed with the discipline and courtesy exhibited by the generality of the Force that they have thought it fit to give them high compliment by comparing them with the London Police.

Before the occupation of Malabar by Tippu Sultan, the Malabar area was administered by Naduvazhis and Desavazhis with the help of local chieftains. In the early decades of 18th century there existed a primitive Police force, which comprised of ‘Kolkars’, who were responsible for maintenance of law and order in the Malabar area. After the invasion of Tippu, the situation changed as many Naduvazhis left Malabar resulting in utter chaos. When British started ruling Malabar in 1810, Captain Watts trained 500 Armed Policemen. They took over the Police duties from the then existing wing (comprising Kolkar, Defedars and Jamedars).An additional 1600 Kolkars were trained and added to do work for the Police.

In 1816 a new system was introduced in Malabar by the British Rulers. As per the system the control of Police in a village was vested with the village Adhikari, the control of Taluk Police was vested with the Thahasildar and the Control of Police in important cities was vested with Police Amins. All the above functionaries had to work under the control of the District Magistrate. In this system, the sepoys who were under the control of Revenue Department also had to perform the duties of Police constables. British India Government wanted to rectify certain loopholes in the above system. Therefore the then Government sanctioned the post of Military Officers and in order to assist them a Police force was constituted which consisted of 31 native officers, 150 Sepoys and 2 buglers.

The then South Malabar Police Superintendent Mr. Hitchcock organised a new Police force on the model of the British Army which came into existence in 1921 as Malabar Special Police. Hitchcock himself was the first Commandant of M S P. In 1932 the strength of the force was increased to 16 companies.

Police in the unified Travancore-Cochin State

Travancore-Cochin State was formed on 1st July 1949. Though the pattern of the Police setup was similar in both states there were minor differences with regard to the system ofStation House Officers. When the Travancore-Cochin State merged with the Indian Union, the State Force lost its independent authority and existence as it had become part of the Union Forces, which could be deployed even outside the State. As a result, the internal security of the State was vested with the Union Armed Reserved Force. The recruitment to the higher level posts was routed through the U P S C after the UPSC was formed in 1950. In 1951 the representatives of the U P S C selected N. Chandrasekharan Nair, M. Gopalan, Srinivasa Iyer, K. Sreenivasa Rao, M. Krishna Pillai and T K Bhaskara Marar to the Indian Police Service Cadre, for the State of Madras.

Kerala Modern Police:

The linguistic re-organisation of the States in India in 1956 had resulted in the formation of Kerala State on 1st November 1956. Upon the formation of the State of Kerala, Travancore, Cochin and Malabar areas merged, though certain parts in those areas were separated. The entire Police Establishment underwent major changes. The total strength of the Kerala Police except M S P and Fire Force in 1956 was 11,312. Certain special powers and functions were given to the Kerala Police by enacting the Kerala Police Act of 1960. The First Women Police Station in India was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Smt. Indira Gandhi at Kozhikode in 1973. The designation of the Head of Police department was changed to Director General of Police (D.G.P) in 1981. T. AnanthaSankaraIyer became the first D.G.P of Kerala.

Mission Statement

Kerala Police is committed to achieve highest level of citizen satisfaction by striving to provide world-class quality of police services through prompt redressal of grievances, transparent and fair enforcement of law, maintenance of order by protecting citizens’ rights and individual dignity and incessant endeavor to enhance public safety.

Vision statement

Kerala Police aspires to achieve excellence in the quality of criminal law enforcement, public order and citizen safety by pioneering adoption of the latest technology in the fields of forensics, evidence collection, public order maintenance, traffic enforcement and police administration within the next 10 years.

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