Visakhapatnam city police has 23 L&O police stations headed by Rank of Inspectors, 4 divisions headed by rank of ACP and two zones headed by DCP. There is a proposal of enhancement of divisions from four to six.
As far as L&O is concerned, various political parties, labor unions, student unions and other groups organize various protest programs, dharnas, rallies on daily basis and generally converge at district collectorate. Another place of dharnas is Gandhi statue GVMC. These rallies create inconvenience to the commuters.
All such organizers have to take prior permission of the police under section 30 of Indian police act. These permissions are granted after evaluating the field situation from L&O point of view and also from commuters point of view also. Generally they are discouraged/rejected.
The commitments of L & O police have increased over a period of time, specially post bifurcation as Visakhapatnam city is hosting lots of national/international events and movement of VVIP’s have increased. There is some momentum in the growth and development of city from business point of view. Apart from these commitments, the routine bandobust for various festivals, fairs, exhibitions remain as it is.
Another commitment of L&O police is to ensure congenial atmosphere at various industries specially pharma city, ports and public sectors.