The Kolkata Police Force is one of the six police forces of the Indian state of West Bengal. Kolkata Police has the task of policing the metropolitan area of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), India, as defined under the Calcutta Police Act, 1866 and the Calcutta Suburban Police Act,1866. The primary functions of the forces are maintaining law and order in the city, traffic management, prevention and detection of crime and coordinating various citizen-centric services for the people of Kolkata. As of 2014, Kolkata Police has 8 divisions covering 69 Police Stations. It has a strength of approximately 27,000 and a territorial jurisdiction of 243 km2 (approx). There are 8 battalions of armed forces as well as specialized branches. The force also uses various modern technologies for effective handling of unconventional crimes, terrorism and related activities.