DGP,J.K. Tripathy, IPS (1985-TN Cadre)
J.K. Tripathy, born in Orissa, completed his M.Phil from J.N.U., New Delhi. While doing his Ph.D., he got through IPS. in 1985 and allotted to Tamil Nadu. He served as S.P. in 9 Districts in Tamil Nadu. On his promotion as DIG, he served as Commissioner of Police and DIG, Trichy, and then moved to Chennai as Joint Commissioner of Police, South Zone. On his elevation as IGP, he worked as IGP, Administration, Tamil Nadu, and then moved to Madurai as IGP South Zone, followed by IGP, Armed Police, IGP, Crime, IGP-Economic Offences Wing-I, IGP, Headquarters, IGP, Enforcement and, on his elevation, Addl. Director Genl. of Police, Prisons, Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai (Twice), Addl. Director General of Police, Enforcement, Addl. Director General of Police, Law and Order, Tamil Nadu and now on his elevation as DGP, he is serving as Director General of Police/Chairman, Uniformed Services Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu. While working as Commissioner of Police, Trichy, he had introduced a number of community policing initiatives. Of these, "Beat Officers' System", "Slum Adoption System” and Complaint Box system" are noteworthy. These initiatives aim at bridging the gap between police and public, making police people-friendly and improving police image. In Prisons, his innovations include establishment of Mahatma Gandhi Community College in all major prisons in the State and vast array of rehabilitation measures. He is the recipient of Police Medal for Meritorious Service, conferred by the President of India for the year 2002 and Dr. Malcolm S. Adiseshiah Special Award, conferred by the Government of India, for the year 2001. He is the First Indian Police Officer to have received 2 prestigious International Awards: He has been conferred with International Community Policing Award by International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Washington, USA, having representation from over 110 countries, during their 108th Annual Conference held at Toronto, on 31 October, 2001. He has been conferred with "Innovations in Governance" GOLD MEDAL, on September 11, 2002 at Glasgow, Scotland, U.K., by the Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management (CAPAM). In fact, he is the first Police Officer, among Commonwealth Countries, to receive this award. The Government of India have produced a documentary entitled "Friendly Neighbourhood Cops" on the works of this officer and circulated to all over the country for replication. Hei The innovations, introduced by Mr. Tripathy, have received the "Innovation for India Awards", conferred by the Innovation for India Foundation for 2006. This distinction, First of its kr the country, has been adjudged from out of 160 entries, received throughout the country. He is the First Indian Police Service officer to receive the "Prime Minister's AW Excellence in Public Administration" on 21 April 2008 at New Delhi. so been conferred with the "Police Medal for Distinguished Service" conferred the President of India.