District Crime Branch
District Crime Branch is headed by a Deputy Superintendent of Police. District Crime Branch acts as specialized investigating wing of District Police Chief which is mandated to help in investigating sensational cases at the district level. It is also entrusted with supervising the functioning of District Women Cell and District Cyber Cell. DCB also acts as nodal office for the processing of Kubera Cases and Petitions, Video piracy, Missing of women and children, Hawala investigation, Lottery and Ragging.Crime detachment unit, Pathanamthitta had started functioning from 07-03-1996. This unit is headed by a DySP. This unit investigates cases specially entrusted to it by the Supdt. of Police, Pathanamthitta and other superiors. Dy.S.P Crime detachment will visit scene of occurrence and supervise the investigation in important cases in atrocities against women as per PHQ circular no. 11/96. Dy.S.P Crime detachment is the “District Juvenile Child Welfare Officer” as per PHQ circular no. 15/2002. Dy.S.P Crime detachment is the head of the special squad constituted to check the activities of the extremist groups and to strictly enforce the provisions of the Explosive Act, Explosive Substance Act and Arms Act as per the PHQ Circular no. 7/98.