The District Special Branch is headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police. . The main duty of SB is Intelligence Collection, surveillance, Issuing PCC, Passport application verification, VVIP Security, etc. Passport seva Kendra (PSK) and KAAPA Cell is working under this Office. DYSP Special Branch is the nodal Officer of Kadalora Jagratha samithi.
The District Special Branch is headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police. Verification of antecedents of persons selected to Government Services and passport verification are done in District Special branch. Special Branch Control Room functions round the clock. Intelligence gathering is handled by this wing.
Kasaragod District was formed on May 24, 1984. Shri.A.I.Netto Desmond IPS took charge as the District Superintendent of Police on August 3rd 1984. However the District Special Branch started functioning on 01/09/1984. Shri.P.Krishnan Nair, Deputy Superintendent of Police was in charge of the District Special Branch, Kasaragod from 01/09/1984 to 23/10/1985. At the beginning there was a sanctioned strength of one DySP, one SI, one ASI, seven SCPOs and three CPOs. Later, the same was enhanced to 1 DySP, 2 SIs, 3 ASIs, 17 SCPOs and 3 CPOs. There are 18 Police Stations, 3 coastal PS and 1 traffic police station in this district. A special staff of plain clothes men designated the District Special Branch staff deployed for District Police jurisdiction for collect and supply information on all political and communal matters and on all activities affecting or likely to affect law and order or security.
1.Political movements and associations and their activities
2.Religious and communal activities
5.Youth movements including Students Associations
6.Suspicious activities of foreigners
7.Anti-national activities likely to affect the safety and security of the state
8.Social and economic matters having political significance
9.Collection of information
11.Verification of character and antecedents.
13.Protection of VIPs
14.Persons whose movements are to be watched
15.Enquires relating to foreigners.
16.Newspapers, pamphlets, publications, proscribed literature etc.