Police Commissioner of Kolkata

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The Commissioner of Police, Kolkata (Bengali: কলকাতা পুলিশ নগরপাল)is the chief of the Kolkata Police. The commissioner is appointed by the Government of West Bengal and reports independently to the Home Secretary of the State. The headquarters are at 18,Lalbazar Street, near B.B.D. Bagh area in Central Kolkata. The commissioner is an Indian Police Service officer of the rank of additional DG & IG of police. He heads this almost 27,000 strong metropolitan police force in a jurisdiction consisting of approximately 185 km2 and home to 45,80,544 people (2001 Census figures).

List of commissioners of Kolkata (previously Calcutta) Police[edit]

Surajit Kar Purkayastha, an ex-commissioner.
  • S. Wauchope 1856-1863
  • V. H. Shalch 1863-1866
  • Sir Stuart Hogg 1866-1876
  • C. T. Metcalfe 1876-1881
  • Henry Harrison 1881-1889
  • Sir John Lambert 1889-1897
  • A. H. James 1897-1901
  • E. M. Showera 1901-1902
  • R. D. O. Bignell 1902-1905
  • Sir Frederick Loch Halliday 1905-1916
  • Sir Reginald Clarke 1916-1923
  • Sir Charles Tegart 1923-1931
  • L. H. Colson 1931-1939
  • Sir C. E. S. Fairweather 1939-1943
  • R. E. A. Ray 1943-1946
  • D. R. Hardwick 1946-1947
  • S. N. Chatterjee 1947-1951
  • H. S. Ghoshchaudhuri 1951-1960
  • U. Mukherjee 1960-1962
  • S. M. Ghosh 1962-1964
  • P. K. Sen 1964-1970
  • Ranjit Kumar Gupta 1970-1971
  • R. N. Chatterjee IPS 1971-1972
  • S. C. Chaudhuri 1972-1976
  • S. Basu 1976-1978.
  • S. K. Sinha 1978-1980
  • N. Som 1980-1984
  • B. K. Basu 1984-1988
  • B. K. Saha 1988-1992
  • T. K. Talukdar 1992-1996
  • D. C. Vajpai 1996-2001
  • S. K. Chakravarti 2001-2004
  • Prasun Mukherjee 2004-17 Oct (AN),2007
  • Gautam Mohan Chakrabarti 17 Oct(AN), 2007- 16 Mar, 2011
  • R.K. Pachnanda 17 Mar, 2011- 14 Feb,2013
  • Surajit Kar Purkayastha 14,Feb,2013–15, Feb, 2016
  • Rajeev Kumar 14, Feb, 2016 - 12 April 2016
  • Soumen Mitra (I.P.S) 13 April 2016 - 21 May 2016[1]
  • Rajeev Kumar 21 May 2016 -

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