Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat IPS 1995
Commissioner of Police
Educational qualification:BE Civil Engineering , LLB
IPS selection 1995
1 President Police Medal for Gallantry
2 President Police Medal for Meritorious Service
3 Police Special Duty Medal of Manipur
4 Police Internal Security Medal for Andhrapradesh
5 Union Home Minister Commendation Disc from Home Minister Rajnath Singh in December 2016 for Greyhounds training centre
1 Community Policing award and Homeland security Special Honour in 2004 from International Association of Chief of Police, USA for community Policing project Police Mekosam of Adilabad district Police
2 2006 Webber Savvy Law enforcement award and Civil Rights award of International Association of Chief of Police, USA for anti trafficking project Aasara of Nalgonda District focussed on rescue of trafficking victim from traditional caste based prostitution and their rehabilitation
Worked as Police chief in District and Commissionerate of Andhrapradesh, Telangana focussing on anti trafficking rescue operations , prevention of victims from joining sex trafficking network, protection of rescued victim , prosecution of traffickers within the state, country and abroad. In sex trafficking as well as forced labour trafficking done an exemplary work while leading from front.
Rescued more than 1000 women and children from 2004 to 2017 from organised trafficking network.
Closed down 50 brothels or places of commercial exploitation taking help of Executive Magistrates
Cracked on organised online sex rackets from source to destination in collaboration with other stake holders.
Recently rescued 500 child labours from Brick kilns and other hazardous Industries.
Contribution for 8 books on trafficking published by United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime & Ministry of Home Affairs, India.
One book Synergy between stake holders is resource material for anti trafficking certificate diploma course of Indira Gandhi National University Delhi.
Acting as a resource person for various anti trafficking training program for Law enforcement agencies and other stake holders in National Police Training Academy, Hyderabad and other states
Attended United Nation Anti Trafficking conference UN GIFT at Vienna, Austria 2007 and other National conferences on anti trafficking as a resource person.
Mentor for Civil services preparation. This year out of 1099 selected IAS /IPS/IFS & allied services 84 are mentored by him including 6 in top 100