Jacob Punnoose IPS is the ex-DGP and as the State Police Chief.(Director General of Police) of Kerala. After serving more than three and a half decades in the Indian Police Service and in Kerala Police, He retired on 31 August 2012.He was succeeded by Sri K.S.Balasubramanian IPS as the State Police Chief on 1 September 2012.
He had his education in Government U.P.S. Thekkekkara (Mavelikara), P C High School (Ranni), S C High School (Ranni), St Xavier's College Thumba (Trivandrum), University College (Trivandrum) and Cochin University. He was the City Police Commissioner of Trivandrum and Kozhikode, Joint Excise Commissioner, Zonal IG of Trivandrum and Kozhikode, Intelligence IG, Additional DGP (Training)and Intelligence DGP. He was the Vigilance Director. He was the chairman Kerala Police Act Review Committee. He was appointed DGP of law and order in Kerala on 26 November 2008. He is a member of 1975 IPS Batch. He belongs to the Kurudamannil family. His parents are K.C. Punnoose and Annamma.Prof. Rebecca Msc. Mphil. is his wife. The couple have two children: Punnoose Jacob and Thomas Jacob.
- "Kerala Police Women's Cell: DGP Jacob Punnoose switches on the camera for a documentary film on atrocities against women and children, Vanchiyoor police station, 9.30 am". keralaevents.com.
- Malayala Manorama, 27 November 2008
- "Ministerial Chart 8_7_08" (PDF). keravigilance.org.
- "Police Act 2008" (PDF). keralapolice.org.