Dr. K.K. Paul
An M.Sc (Hons) and a Ph.D in Chemistry from Panjab University, Dr. Krishan
Kant Paul joined IPS in 1970 and was allocated to the UT (AGMUT) Cadre. He was
amongst the first Ph.Ds in Police Service. In the context of his research work
in Chemistry, he has over 20 papers published in international scientific
journals of repute. He has maintained his touch with the academics and continued
to write on various matters of topical interest. One of his Columns “Brass
Tacks” appeared regularly in “The Tribune” and was widely read.
Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, while in the UT Cadre remained posted in A&N Islands
and later as the Chief of Police in Arunachal Pradesh. He also had tenures in
the Central Intelligence Agencies. While posted in Delhi, he had wide ranging
experience of urban policing and was involved in handling some mega events like
the Asian Games in 1982, followed by NAM and CHOGM in 1983.
Dr. Paul is credited with introduction of several new technologies in
policing in Delhi and making Delhi Police into one of the most modern police
forces in the country. He has had one of the longest ever tenures in Delhi as
Commissioner of Police and introduced several innovative measures for the
benefit of the common man. “Citizens First” was made into a guiding principle to
focus on the service aspect of policing. Community policing initiatives were
placed on a firm footing giving the force an orientation of a service
organization rather than merely being a law and order force. In this context
several pro-active policing measures were taken up.
Considering the significance of modernization and transparency, the Arms
Licensing Branch of Delhi Police was modernized and was able to get an ISO
certification. The recruitment process in Delhi Police has also been
standardized and won an ISO certification. Procurement Wing of Delhi Police and
some sections of Traffic Police have also been able to get an ISO certification.
All the Police Stations were computerized and networked in a record time. A
special scheme “Parivartan”, to fight crimes against women was initiated which
won international acclaim. The prestigious “Weber Savvy” award for Community
Policing and Law Enforcement was also won by Delhi Police during his tenure.
Amongst the other modernization efforts were the computerization of fingerprints
and intensive use of CCTV cameras for security in public places and for
management of traffic. Networking of Traffic signals through computers was also
He is the recipient of several commendations and appreciations from the
Government, besides “Kathin Seva Padaks” and with Bar, President’s Police Medal
for Distinguished Services and Police Medal for Meritorious Services besides the
Internal Security Medal.
He has joined as Member of Union Public Service Commission on July 26, 2007.