Consequent on the creation of Hubli Dharwad Commissionerate the building for the office of the Commissioner of Police was constructed at Navanagar Hubli in the year 2004. Similarly out of the 20 Police Stations, 12 Police Stations are functioning in Government buildings and remaining 8 Police Stations are functioning in rented buildings. The Commissionerate is equipped with adequate vehicles. The strength of vehicles is shown Annexure-B. All the Police Stations, Sub-Divisions, Offices of the DCP’s have been connected with the Internet and Portrait Building, Police IT. The Finger Print of accused involved in various crimes is being verified through online. It has well equipped Control Room, Finger Print Unit, Passport Cell, Public Helpline, Motor Vehicle Verification and verification of antecedent and Character of individuals. A separate Mahila Santvana counseling center has been opened to redress the grievances of women. To help the Senior Citizenship a helpline called Amrut has been established.
The sanctioned strength of Hubli Dharwad Police Commissionerate is shown in Annexure - C. Of the total strength of 2074 including officers and men, quarters for 748 officers and men have been provided in Hubli Dharwad.
The Hubli Dharwad Police Commissionerate has set the following objectives.
1. Maintenance of Law and Order and communal harmony
2. Prevention and detection of crimes.
3. Providing security to the VIP and VVIPs.
4. Strict enforcement of Traffic Rules & Regulations and Prevention of Motor Vehicles accidents.
5. Prevention of illegal activities such as Mataka Gambling, Illicit distillations, Manufacture of Duplicate liquors, Sale of single-digit lotteries and other Social Evils.
6. Keeping strict vigil on the activities of Terrorists, Antisocial and Antinational elements.
1. Introduction of Information and Technology in the day to day functioning of the police including prevention and detection crimes.
2. Introduction of day and night patrolling in the twin cities to prevent and detect offenses. To ensure safety and providing security to the citizens of Hubli Dharwad, the services of 10 Chalukya vehicles, 32 Cheeta vehicles have been pressed into use round the clock.
3. Basic Computer Training was given to train the Police Personnel on computer and investigation of computer-related crimes.
4. Hubli Dharwad Police Commissionerate had taken up initiative conducting woman awareness programme on cybercrime. This programme was conducted jointly by the Karnataka State Police and the State Commission of Woman.
5. Currently, Hubli Dharwad Police is working on a joint project on cybercrime and woman which is undertaken by Karnataka State Police and National Commission for the woman.
6. Hubli Dharwad Police Commissionerate also organized a state level capacity building programme for woman police personnel wherein experts from UGC and Indian Institute of Management were the resource persons.
7. A Health Checkup Camp was organized involving eminent doctors of a different field, wherein all the police personnel working in the commissionerate participated and specialized treatment was given to personnel who had heart-related problems. The expenditure was borne out of Ayodhya Bhagya scheme.
8. In Hubli, Dharwad Commissionerate limits restrictions have been imposed on the movement of Manganese iron or lorries. These Manganese iron ore lorries have been allowed to move only between 10-00pm and 6 am. Because of the restrictions, the accident has come down drastically. The public at large, the student and children, in particular, are moving freely during the daytime. Because of the restrictions imposed on the movement of iron ore Manganese lorries the congestion of traffic is also under control.
9. To control fatal and non-fatal motor vehicle accident 10-speed radar gun has been pressed into service on Hubli Dharwad road. With the result, the drivers of the vehicle who are driving the vehicle beyond the speed limits prescribed were penalized with the help of speed radar gun.
10. Emphasis was laid in improving police public relation by organizing Mohalla/ Peace Committee meeting by involving leader of all communities and also NGOs to bring communal harmony between Hindu and Muslim. During important festivals.