This unit is headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police. This unit is mainly responsible for the unformed security arrangements at Raj Bhaban, State Secretariat, State Legislative Assembly, High Court and City Sessions Court. Other lower courts are also manned by the Reserve Force. Escorting of prisoners and guarding the prisoners admitted to hospital are the responsibilities of this unit.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Reserve Force is in charge of the
Central Lock-up located within the precincts of Kolkata Police headquarters
at Lalbazar which is quite distinct from the lock-ups of police stations.
The Central Lock-up usually accommodates all female prisoners, prisoners
classed as Division I and prisoners suffering minor illness not requiring
treatment in a regular hospital. For this purpose the services of
a medical officer, working under the control of the Police Surgeon
and residing in the quarters provided for him in the Central Lock-up
building, is utilized.
Processing of application for all types of arms license in the prescribed form and renewal of all arms license are done by the Arms Act Department, which functions under the direct supervision and control of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Reserve Force. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Reserve Police has been empowered by the Commissioner of Police, Kolkata to issue license for all types of firearms excepting small arms.
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