The Railway Police is a branch of the General Police Force and is subject to all Police Rules of general application. This branch is under the direct supervision of ADGP (Intelligence & Railways) & DIG (Intelligence & Railways), headed by Superintendent of Police designated for this purpose and he is assisted by four DySPs, 4 IRPs and 19 Sub Inspectors. Railway Police District is divided into two sub divisions, 4 Circles and 13 Police Stations.
The jurisdiction of the Railway Police extends within the boundary of the Railway line of 1027 Kms in the state, covered by Railway Stations, Station yards and good sheds. The boundary of the Railway line means, the area to a distance of 10 feet on either side, from the center of the track.
Railway Courier Service
In Kerala Police, a Railway Courier Service started functioning from 1984 onwards, with a view to collect and distribute mails (Tapals/Daks) from Police Headquarters to various Districts and from the Districts to the concerned places and Police Headquarters. A Railway Police Constable detailed for the Courier Service Duty collects the Dak from Police Headquarters every day evening and travels in the evening train from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod (south to north) passing through all the districts. He hands over all the Dak to the Policemen who are waiting at the Railway Stations of each District and collects the Dak from them, for other destinations from South to North. Similarly, another Railway Police Constable starts simultaneously from Kasaragod by the evening train, and moves from North to South, similarly collecting/delivering Dak en route. Courier Rooms are functioning at all the Railway Stations in the State, under the GRP, where the Daks are sorted and bundled. This system has been found to be a great success and Dak can be distributed to all the Units and destinations and vice versa, timely, promptly and effectively at a very low cost, since the Railway Police Constables travel on Duty passes.
GO No. (MS) 137/Home dated 20.3.1961 Regarding the re-organization of Railway Police – Creation of additional post –Orders issued –
GO MS No. 320/Home dated 25.9.1967. Regarding the Re-organization of Executive and Ministerial Wing – Orders issued
GO (Rt) No. 953/75/Home dated 27.5.1975 Temporary posts borne under "255 (f) and (g) Police Railway Police" -Continuance for 1975-76 – Orders issued
GO (MS) No. 4/76/Home dated 9.1.1976 Railway Police – Temporary posts in the Railway Police Unit – Permanent retention – Orders issued –
GO (MS) No. 123/82/Home dated 23.4.1982 Strengthening of Railway Police – Additional Posts – Creation – Ordered
GO (MS) No. 207/12/Home dated 28.7.2012 Creation of posts of police personnel in GRP – Sanctioned Orders - issued