Famous Police Officers from India

List of notable or famous police officers from India, with bios and photos, including the top police officers born in India and even some popular police officers who immigrated to India. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Indian police officers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These police officers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known police officer from India is included when available.

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  • Chekrovolu Swuro
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    Chekrovolu Swuro

    Chekrovolu Swuro is an Indian archer. She represented India in archery in the 2002 Asian Games and 2006 Asian Games held at Busan, South Korea and Doha, Qatar respectively. She was a member of the silver medal winning team in the 2011 World Archery Championships held at Turin, Italy. By winning a silver medal in the team event at the 2011 World Archery Championships in Turin she qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics in both women's individual and team archery.
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Phek district, India
  • Hemant Karkare
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    Hemant Karkare

    Hemant Karkare AC (pronunciation ) (12 December 1954 – 27 November 2008) was the chief of the Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). He was killed in action during the 2008 Mumbai attacks. In 2009, he was posthumously given the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peacetime gallantry decoration. Karkare succeeded K. P. Raghuvanshi as the Chief of ATS in January 2008 and was eventually succeeded by Raghuvanshi after he was martyred on 26 November 2008. He was credited with solving the serial bombing cases in Thane, Vashi and Panvel, and led the investigation of the 2008 Malegaon blasts.
    • Age: Dec. at 53 (1954-2008)
    • Birthplace: Nagpur, India
  • Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She is the first woman to join the Indian Police Service (IPS). She remained in service for 35 years before taking voluntary retirement in 2007 as Director General, Bureau of Police Research and Development. As a teenager, Bedi became the national junior tennis champion in 1966. Between 1965 and 1978, she won several titles at national and state-level championships. After joining IPS, Bedi served in Delhi, Goa, Chandigarh and Mizoram. She started her career as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Chanakyapuri area of Delhi, and won the President's Police Medal in 1979. Next, she moved to West Delhi, where she brought a reduction in crimes against women. Subsequently, as a traffic police officer, she oversaw traffic arrangements for the 1982 Asian Games in Delhi and the 1983 CHOGM meet in Goa. As DCP of North Delhi, she launched a campaign against drug abuse, which evolved into the Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation (renamed to Navjyoti India Foundation in 2007). In May 1993, she was posted to the Delhi Prisons as Inspector General (IG). She introduced several reforms at Tihar Jail, which gained worldwide acclaim and won her the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1994. In 2003, Bedi became the first Indian woman to be appointed as a Police Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She resigned in 2007, to focus on social activism and writing. She has written several books, and runs the India Vision Foundation. During 2008–11, she also hosted a court show Aap Ki Kachehri. She was one of the key leaders of the 2011 Indian anti-corruption movement, and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in January 2015. She unsuccessfully contested the 2015 Delhi Assembly election as the party's Chief Ministerial candidate. On 22 May 2016, Bedi was appointed as the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry.
    • Age: 74
    • Birthplace: India, Amritsar
  • Ngangbam Soniya Chanu (born 15 February 1980) is an Indian Woman Weightlifter. She won the silver medal in the Women's 48 kg category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.She is from Imphal West district of Manipur state of India.
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Imphal West district, India
  • Sandeep Singh (born 27 February 1986) is an Indian professional field hockey player from Haryana and an ex-captain of the Indian national team. He generally features as a full back and is a penalty corner specialist for the team. He was famous as Flicker Singh in media. Singh currently holds a DSP rank in the Haryana Police.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Shahabad Markanda, India
  • Sardara Singh (born 15 July 1986) sometimes referred as Sardar Singh, is an Indian professional field hockey player and captain of the Indian national team. He usually plays the center half position. Sardara became the youngest player to captain the Indian team when he led the side at the 2008 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. He was awarded Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of India, in 2015. On 13 Jul 2016, the responsibilities of the captain were handed over from him to P. R. Shreejesh, the goalkeeper of Indian Team. On 12th September 2018, Sardara announced his retirement from international hockey. He played 314 matches during 12 years in his career.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Rania, India