Mahe region, a part of the U.T. of Puducherry is situated between Kannur and Kozhikkode districts of Kerala State. The region is surrounded by Panoor, Thalasserry, Chokli and Edacherry Police Station limits of Kerala State. It was a French colony from the year 1721 to 15/07/1954. The region has an area of about 9 Sq.Kms(Mahe PS-2.5 Sq. KM, Palloor PS-3.5 Sq.KM and Pandakkal OP-3 Sq.KM surrounded by Kerala State on North, East and South and Arabian Sea on the West. Its costal stretch is about 1 kilometer. Mahe enjoys the status of Sub Taluk under Puducherry. The population of Mahe is 41934 as per the 2011 Census. Mahe is one of the most thickly populated area of the country where the population per square kilometer is 4659.

The Police force at Mahe is headed by Superintendent of Police. There is only one Circle namely, Mahe consists of two police stations ie. Mahe PS, Palloor PS and an Out Post at Pandakkal. The two police stations are functioning under Sub Inspectors of Police and the Out Post namely Pandakkal functioning under an Asst. Sub Inspector of Police, which comes under control of Palloor PS. The Inspector of Police, Mahe Circle is supervising the affairs of these police stations and Out Post under the overall supervision of Superintendent of Police. Since Mahe is situated on the Malabar coast about 625 kms away from Puducherry and in view of the sensitivity of the area, a separate Police Sub Division was created in Mahe in the year 1989 under Superintendent of Police, Mahe.

Police Organisation Chart

Police Chart

Function and achievements The important functions of the police are

    • Maintenance of Law and Order
    • Prevention, detection and prosecution of offenders
    • Regulation of traffic and smooth vehicular movements
    • VIP Security
    • Ensure peaceful conduct of various functions, festivals of different religions
    • Maintenance and harmony among different communities, political parties


Police Head Quarter

Office of the Superintendent of Police,
Cemetery Road,
Mahe – 673310

Police Stations in Mahe

      • Mahe Police Station, Statue Junction, Main Road, Mahe 0490-2332323
      • Palloor Police Station, Palloor-thalassery Road, Palloor 0490 -2332313