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About Police Department

“History of Andaman and Nicobar Police dates back to raising of ‘SEBUNDY CORPS’ in 1858 for protection of Penal Settlements in the Andamans. It was reconstituted in 1867 with the strength of 2 Inspectors, 3 Head Constables, 12 Sergeants and 285 Constables. An organized form of Policing in Andaman and Nicobar Islands was established in August, 1875 with the extension of Indian Police Act of 1861 to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Capt. Wimberly was appointed as first District Superintendent of Police.
Shri. N.F. Santook, the First Indian Police Service officer took charge of Andaman and Nicobar Police on 16th January 1953, after 6 years of Independence.
The Executive Police was divided into 3 Sub-Divisions, viz. South Andaman, North Andaman and Nicobar Group of Islands. Besides, Armed Police, Special Armed Police, Criminal Investigation Department, Island Communication, Fire Service, PTS, PMT, PMF and IRBn were also set up as separate Units.
The post of Chief of Police was upgraded as Director General of Police in the year 2007 and at present, Andaman and Nicobar Police has a strength of 5008 including India Reserve Battalion under the command of the Director General of Police assisted by 2 IGPs, 1DIGP, 1 Commandant IRBn, 7 SPs, 13 DySPs and 04 Assistant Commandant (IRBn)".

Latest Information

“The Central government is implementing an ambitious scheme called "Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)". The goals of the system are to facilitate collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, transfer and sharing of data and information at the police station and between the police station and the State Headquarters and the Central Police Organizations."

Contact Us

Director General of Police,
Police Head Quarters
Atlanta Point, Port Blair - 744104
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Contact No. -03192-230216(O),
Fax : 03192230262
Email :

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