Amid the glassy facades of Commercial Street, the police station is conspicuous with its colonial architecture.

One of the oldest buildings in the area, the Commercial Street police station dates back to 1929.

This colonial one-storey building occupies an area of 54 ft x 108 ft and includes a police quarters now used to store seized vehicles.

A vast foyer with chequered floor and large arched windows leads into spacious rooms that are chambers for the inspector and sub-inspector.

The tiled roof adds to the charm of the building, besides keeping the building considerably cooler for the 103 officers working there.

The Commercial Street police station has the distinction of being recognised as a ‘model police station’ in the State for 2010. It was also in appreciation of the efforts of the police team in the recovery and return of stolen items, usually vehicles, according to officers there.