ABOUT SHIVAMOGGA POLICE
The Superintendent of Police, Shivamogga, is the officer incharge of the police administration of the entire district. He works directly under the control of Inspector-General of Police, Eastern Range, Davanagere, who is responsible to the Director General & Inspector General of Police in Karnataka, Bangalore. The Superintendent of Police is responsible for all matters relating to the Departments internal management and economy, maintenance of discipline and regular and punctual performance of all police duties in the district. He has to ensure prevention, investigation and detection of crimes and has to see that the staff posted under him are properly trained and kept efficient.
For the purpose of police administration, the district is divided into five sub-divisions with headquarters at Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Sagar, Shikaripura and Thirthahalli respectively. The Shivamogga Sub-Division is headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police, and has three circles, viz, Shivamogga Rural, Kote and Doddapet. The Bhadravathi Sub-Division is under the charge of the Deputy Superintendent of Police and has two circles, viz, Bhadravathi Rural & Bhadravathi Town. The Sagar Sub-Division is under the charge of the Deputy Superintendent of Police and consists of one circles i.e., Sagar Rural (including PI as SHO at Sagar Town P.S.), Shikaripura Sub-Division is under the charge of the Deputy Superintendent of Police, and consists of two circles i.e, Shikaripura & Sorab. Finally Thirthahalli Sub-Division is under the charge of the Deputy Superintendent of Police and consists of two circles i.e, Hosanagara & Thirthahalli. A Circle Inspector of Police is in charge of each circle which comprises two or three police stations. The Circle Inspectors have to guide and supervise the work of Sub-Inspectors (Station House Officers) who are in charge of police stations. They have to investigate personally grave crimes occurring in their circles. The Sub-Inspectors, who are responsible for the efficient working of police stations (which number 32 in the district), have to maintain law and order and also attend to prevention and detection of crimes occurring in their respective jurisdictions.
The Police stations are the lowest functional unit of police department. At present there are 32 Police stations and 17 out post in Shivamogga district.