The history of the administrative system of Kozhikode Rural District begins from January 1957.  On 1 November 1956, when the states of the Indian Union were reorganized on linguistic lines, the old Malabar district was separated from the state of Madras (Tamil Nadu) and added to the new state.  A monolingual state of Kerala.  But the Malabar district was found inadequate for administrative purposes.  Following this, the state government ordered the formation of three districts with some changes in the boundaries of some taluks.  Kozhikode district came into being on 1 January 1957 and originally consisted of five taluks, Vadakara, Koilandi, Kozhikode, Ernad and Tirur.  Malappuram district was formed on June 1, 1969 and Wayanad on November 1, 1980.  Kozhikode Police District was bifurcated and formed Kozhikode Rural Police District on 01/06/1979.  09/04/1979.

 The Kozhikode Rural District Police Office formally functioned in an old building at Puthupanam, Vadakara.  On 22-08-16 the District Police Office was shifted to the new building adjacent.  Special units like District Special Branch, DCRB, Narcotics Cell and Crime Branch are functioning in this building.

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