A Headquarters is highly essential for Kerala Coastal Police to monitor and control all the Coastal Security activities throughout the State.
In Kerala 1st Coastal Police Station was started at Neendakara in Kollam District in the year 2009.
There are so many major and minor vital installations like Petronet LNG, SPM, VSSC Thumpa, Cochin Shipyard, Cochin Port Trust etc
Coastal Police is alert and on sea patrol 24 hours in 3 shifts to secure Coastal frontier by conducting boat patrolling.
General awareness programs for the fishermen community are being organized by Coastal Police in Coastal areas regularly.
In many occasions Kerala Coastal Police, has to undertake dangerous rescue and search by venture operations into the sea, especially in rough seasons.
Kerala Coastal Police is a growing special unit dedicated to Coastal Security of Kerala and India. The activities of Kerala Coastal Police cover a vast coast line of 583 km from Manjeswar Coastal Police Station of North to Poovar Coastal Police Station in the South. Kerala Police is conducting joint coastal exercises with other stakeholders, like Indian Navy and the Coast Guard and other organizations. They are also conducting seminars and meetings involving Fishermen Vigilante commities called as “Kadalora Jagratha Samithies.” There are 74 Kadalora Jagratha Samithies and 2 kayalora Jagratha Samithies at present and effort is going on to raise the number to 100. To reflect the work of Kerala Coastal Police and to cover the entire gamut of activities the need for an exclusive website was felt. The Website designed by the AIG Coastal Security is intended to serve the purpose of providing access to the public and to provide a platform for public interface. I congratulate all the members of Kerala Coastal Police in Particular and Kerala Police in general. I hope sincerely that this Website will enlighten the public about the role of Kerala Coastal Police in providing Coastal Security to the country and also build up a healthy relationship with the other stake holders like the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard and also build “Trust Surplus” with the Fishermen community living in 222 fishing villages from Manjeswar in the North to Poovar in the South.
K. Padmakumar IPS
ADGP Coastal Security