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Shri. Pravesh Kumar, I.P.S.

Dharmapuri district Police was formed in the year 1965, when Dharmapuri district was created as the 14th district in the State by 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 4 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 1 Additional Superintendent of Police, 12 Deputy Superintendents of Police along with 38 Inspectors of Police, Sub-Inspectors of Police and other rank personnel.

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

At present, Shri. Pravesh Kumar, I.P.S is the Superintendent of Police, Dharmapuri District since 08.09.2020.

Dharmapuri district is free from the activities of 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 52 kilometres of National Highway and 290 kilometres of State Highway.

Sale and distillation 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.

All Women Police Station personnel and Crimes against Women and Children personnel are often visiting the girl students in educational institutions of their respective jurisdictions 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 waterfall 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 Sub-Division Name of the Police Station Contact Number
1 DHARMAPURI Dharmapuri 04342 – 260026
2 DHARMAPURI Adhiyamankottai 04342 – 244237
3 DHARMAPURI Thoppur 04342 – 246226
4 DHARMAPURI Mathikonpalayam 04342 – 288192
5 DHARMAPURI Krishnapuram 04342 – 243363
6 DHARMAPURI AWPS Dharmapuri 04342 – 260058
7 HARUR Harur 04346 – 222034
8 HARUR Kottapatti 04346 – 258335
9 HARUR Gopinathampatti 04346 – 242100
10 HARUR A.Pallipatty 04346 – 225110
11 HARUR Pappireddipatty 04346 – 246420
12 HARUR Bommidi 04346 – 244460
13 HARUR Kadathur 04346 – 265333
14 HARUR Morappur 04346 – 263333
15 HARUR Kambainallur 04346 – 267230
16 HARUR AWPS Harur 04346 – 223744
17 PENNAGARAM Pennagaram 04342 – 255641
18 PENNAGARAM Hogenakkal 04342 – 256441
19 PENNAGARAM Eriyur 04342 – 252526
20 PENNAGARAM Perumbalai 04342 – 251281
21 PENNAGARAM Papparapatty 04342 – 245230
22 PENNAGARAM Indur 04342 – 242478
23 PENNAGARAM AWPS Pennagaram 04342 – 255100
24 PALACODE Palacode 04348 – 222100
25 PALACODE Karimangalam 04348 – 241226
26 PALACODE Marandahalli 04348 – 233335
27 PALACODE M.Mangalam 04348 – 238280
28 PALACODE Panchapalli 04348 – 237703
29 PALACODE AWPS Palacode 04348 – 224100