Kasaragod Sub Divisional Police Office has been formed vide G O (MS) 17/87/Home dated 03.02.1987 and came into existence on 28.03.1987. After bifurcation of the Police Circle as per GO (MS) 105/02/Home dated 06.07.2002, the Sub Division consists of 6 Police Stations (Manjeshwar, Kumbla, Kasaragod, Vidyanagar, Badiadka and Traffic PS). Most of the people in the Sub Division are Kannada speaking. Hence the Government has considered this area as Kannada linguistic Minority area. The Sub Divisional Police Office is presently functioning at Parakkatta in the newly constructed Government building which was inaugurated on 31.05.2005.