Benazir new IGP, Al-Mamun RAB DG

Staff Correspondent

9 April, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Benazir new IGP, Al-Mamun RAB DG

The government has appointed Additional Inspector General of Police Benazir Ahmed as the new Inspector General of Police (IGP).

The home ministry issued a gazette notification on Wednesday, stating that the order will come into effect from April 15.

Benazir Ahmed was serving as Director General of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), the elite force of Bangladesh Police, since January 2015.

Benazir Ahmed will replace IGP Mohammad Javed Patwary who is going on retirement.

Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Additional Inspector General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has been made new chief of RAB, the notification said.

Benazir joined Bangladesh Police Service as Assistant Superintendent of Police in February 1988. He has served in various capacities of Bangladesh Police where he proved his professionalism, dedication and excellence.

He has served as Superintendent of Police in Kishoreganj, Deputy Police Commissioner North-Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police at Police Headquarters, Deputy Inspector General (Finance & Budget) and Deputy Inspector General (Admin & Op) at Police Headquarters and Police Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

Chowdhury Abdullah Al-Mamun, Additional Inspector General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), has been made new chief of RAB, the notification said.

Benazir joined Bangladesh Police Service as Assistant Superintendent of Police in February 1988. He has served in various capacities of Bangladesh Police where he proved his professionalism, dedication and excellence.

He has served as Superintendent of Police in Kishoreganj, Deputy Police Commissioner North-Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police at Police Headquarters, Deputy Inspector General (Finance & Budget) and Deputy Inspector General (Admin & Op) at Police Headquarters and Police Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police.

As the DIG (Admin & Op) Police Headquarters, he first started Structural Reform at Police Headquarters. The current Police Internal Oversight (PIO) unit at the police headquarters started with his hand. Most of the activities of the policemen have come under observation due to the PIO unit.

This ensures greater transparency and accountability in the overall functioning of the police as well as mobilization of the overall activities. Which is playing a role in enhancing the image of the police. He served as DMP Commissioner for a period of 2011-2015. Immediately after assuming office, he started a comprehensive structural reform in the DMP. He initiated and completed the digitalization process in almost all areas of the DMP.

Among them are e-traffic prosecution system, pay-roll management software system, ration store software system, inventory management software, suspects identification and verification system.

At this time, a new era in the development of DMP infrastructure was introduced. Overall modernization of Mirpur POM, upward expansion of DMP headquarters, expansion of Rajarbagh’s administrative building, establishment of modern media center, mobile command center, mobile watch tower, dog squad and 8 new police stations. He was the first to establish a media center in a government office.

Moreover, he also had the opportunity to serve as Chief Instructor in Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah and as Commandant of Police Training Center, Tangail.

He emphasized on increasing the number of police stations, manpower and senior police officers in Dhaka Metropolitan Police to make the service of the people easier and more dynamic. As a result, around the beginning of his tenure, he created the posts of 4 Additional Police Commissioner (ADC), 5 Joint Commissioner (JC), 7 Deputy Commissioner (DC), and increase the number of post in 8 police stations in the DMP.

As DMP Commissioner, he dealt with the Hefazar movement on May 5 in 2013 with utmost courage, intelligence and skill and saved the city of Dhaka and the country from a catastrophic disaster. He also suppressed the political fire and bomb terrorism in 2013, 2014 and 2015 with great courage, skill and professionalism.

He has received various professional trainings from home and abroad. Mentionable are: comprehensive security response to terrorism, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii, United State of America; intelligence analysis & assessment, Charles Strut University, Canberra, Australia in association with Australian Crime Commission & Australian Federal Police; anti money laundering & financing of terrorism, IMF Regional Training Center, Singapore; and HR management, UN Training Center in New York, USA.

Benazir has been blessed with accolades, awards and medals for his outstanding professionalism and dedication, among which are: Inspector General Police Exemplary Good Service Badge; UN Medal for the Service for Peace in Bosnia-1996, in Kosovo-2003, UN HQ, USA-2009; and outstanding Bangladesh Police Medal, (BPM) in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019.


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