Bangalore Police Turn To Books To Keep Them Intellectually Fit; Start Libraries At Police Stations

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The Bangalore Police Department is now thinking of reading books to keep themselves fit intellectually.  And all this is becoming possible because of an innovative idea of setting up libraries at the police stations.     

Deputy Commissioner Is Mastermind Behind The Idea

The brain behind the idea is that of K Annamalai, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Bengaluru South). According to Annamalai such type of development is highly important for ensuring that the police officials grow and become good human beings.


He said, “Primarily, the idea came through as a stress-buster to police officials while at their respective stations itself. It is important that each one of them becomes a well-grounded human in order to become capable of handling society’s problems.”

K Annamalai further added, “We have been getting a lot of calls and many individuals and organizations have come forward to donate books already. Our book banks are growing which indicates that our libraries will become self-sustainable soon.”

Jayanagar Police Station Has Highest Books

The initiative earlier started with just 20 books at each of the police stations in Bengaluru now has over 700 books in total. Jayanagar police station has the highest number of books. Each library comprises of books from various genres including law and order, history, fiction as well as non-fiction and inspiring autobiographies.


A Jayanagar police station inspector said, “We have around 300 books in our ever-growing library now. Coming back to the station to read books is helping us grow intellectually apart from it becoming our favorite pastime now.” Many people have appreciated this move by the Deputy Commissioner on social media.

A few citizens have said that books are stress busters and hence certainly good for police officers who have to constantly work under stress and pressure.


However, there are a few citizens who are not very happy and think that the move is an eyewash.