Today, we are in conversation with the commissioner of police of Bangalore, Mr. T. Suneel Kumar, IPS. In the state of Karnataka, the city of Bangalore is a commissionerate which was set up in 1963 and at present, there are 111 police stations and 44 traffic police stations operating under the commissioner of police. He is head of the police force that guards Bangalore city. The commissioner of police is assisted by four additional commissioners of police who are in turn assisted by twelve deputy commissioners of police. In addition, several joint commissioners of police and deputy commissioners of police from specialized units report directly to the commissioner. Becoming commissioner of police is the culmination of dedication and perseverance in a long history of public service, and Mr. T. Suneel Kumar will be discussing exactly what it takes.
The primary purpose of the commissioner is to ensure the safety and liberty of the citizens residing in their jurisdiction by preventing and detecting crime and maintaining law and order. Highly capable officers with a proven track record of professional services in their career as Indian police service officers are appointed to this prestigious post.
Recruitment and selection for the Indian police service is done on the basis of nationwide open civil services examinations conducted by the union public service commission which selects officers for Indian civil services including IAS, IFS, IPS,IRS,IRTS, amongst others.
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