Dharmapuri district police was formed in 1965 when Dharmapuri district was created as the 14th district in the State, carving out from Salem district. In 2004, Dharmapuri district was bifurcated and a new district viz. Krishnagiri was formed. At present, Dharmapuri district police has 4 Sub-Divisions, 25 Police Stations and 3 All Women Police Stations apart from 11 special units

Dharmapuri district police, headed by the Superintendent of Police, is functioning with the sanctioned strength of 2 Additional Superintendents of Police, 12 Deputy Superintendents of Police along with Inspectors of Police, Sub-Inspectors of Police and other rank personnel.

Headed by the Superintendent of Police, Dharmapuri district is supervised by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Salem Range, Salem and by the Inspector General of Police, West Zone, Coimbatore

At present, Tr.Bandi Gangadhar, IPS., is holding charge of Dharmapuri district as Superintendent of Police.

Dharmapuri district is free from Left Wing Extremism or fundamentalism. However, considering the past history of pro-Naxal activities in the district, proactive measures such as conducting awareness programmes among youth, police-public sports meets, involvement of police in social welfare measures in naxal-affected areas with the help of District Administration are being adopted to alienate youth from Naxal/Maoist ideologies and build confidence on Government machineries.Dharmapuri district police is also taking multifarious steps like road safety awareness programmes in schools and colleges, effective implementation of MV Act etc., to reduce fatal accidents in the district, which comprises of 55 kilometers of National Highway and 290 kilometer of State Highway.

Sale of illicit arrack has been eradicated in Dharmapuri district. PEW personnel in the district are conducting frequent raids in the black spot villages to ensure that the district is free from the menace of illicit-arrack. Similarly, appropriate action is being taken on illicit sale of IMFL.

Multifarious steps like intensified beat surveillance, vehicle patrolling etc. have been taken in the district to prevent crimes in the district.

All Women Police Station personnel are visiting the girl students in respective educational institutions to conduct awareness programmes and sensitize them about the Child Helpline numbers and to create awareness on the ‘do’s and don’ts’ in adolescent age so as to prevent them from falling prey on avenues affecting their life and career and to prevent crimes against women and children.

The well-known Hogenakkal waterfalls is situated in Dharmapuri district, which attracts thousands of tourists from across the State as well as from neighbouring States. By providing sufficient police surveillance, involving community participation and taking various measures in coordination with the District Administration, the District Police ensures the safety and security of tourists besides averting untoward incidents.

List of Police Stations and Contact Numbers
S.No Name of the Police Station Contact Number
1 Dharmapuri 04342 – 260026
2 Bommidi 04346 – 244460
3 Madhikonpalayam 04342 – 260192
4 Kambainallur 04346 – 267230
5 Hogenakkal 04342 – 256441
6 Krishnapuram 04342 – 243363
7 Kadathur 04346 – 235333
8 Adhiyamankottai 04342 – 244237
9 Pennagaram 04342 – 255641
10 Thoppur 04342 – 246226
11 Karimangalam 04348- 241226
12 Eriyur 04342 – 252526
13 Harur 04346 – 222034
14 Perumbalai 04342 – 251281
15 Pappireddipatti 04346 – 246420
16 Indur 04342 – 242478
17 Kottapatti 04346 – 258335
18 Papparapatti 04342 – 245230
19 A.Pallipatti 04346 – 251100
20 Marandahalli 04348 – 233335
21 Palacode 04348 – 222100
22 Mahendramangalam 04348 – 238280
23 Morappur 04346 – 263333
24 Railway Police 04342 – 232985
25 All Women P.S. 04342 – 260058