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Police Commissioner of Mumbai Police
Rank Insignia of the Police Commissioner (Director General Rank)
Incumbent
Vivek Phansalkar IPS
since 1 July 2022
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceCrawford Market, Mumbai
AppointerGovernment of Maharashtra
Term length1 year
Inaugural holderSir Frank H. Souter
Formation1864
DeputySpecial Commissioner of Police
WebsiteOfficial Website

The Police Commissioner of Mumbai is the chief of the Mumbai Police, and an officer of the Indian Police Service. The Mumbai Police Commissioner is appointed by the Maharashtra State Government on the recommendation by the Establishment Board, which includes Additional Chief Secretary—Home department and other senior bureaucrats.

The first commissioner was Frank Souter, who was appointed in 1864.[1]

The headquarters are opposite Crawford Market in South Mumbai.

Criticism

Julio Ribeiro wrote that some commissioners are appointed by lobbying. They are expected to repay the favour to the politicians. They transfer junior officials to positions where the politicians can make maximum illegal money.[2]

List of Police Commissioners of Mumbai

Office of Police Commissioner of Mumbai

List of former Police Commissioners of Mumbai:[3]

Name Dates in Office Badge Name Ref
Vivek Phansalkar 1 July 2022 — present VIVEK PHANSALKAR
Sanjay Pandey 28 February 2022 — 30 June 2022 SANJAY PANDEY
Hemant Nagrale 17 March 2021 — 28 February 2022 HEMANT NAGRALE
Param Bir Singh 28 February 2020 — 17 March 2021 PARAM BIR SINGH
Sanjay Barve 28 February 2019 — 28 February 2020 SANJAY BARVE
Subodh Kumar Jaiswal 30 June 2018 — 27 February 2019 SUBODH JAISWAL
Dattatray Padsalgikar 31 January 2016 — 29 June 2018 D. D. PADSALGIKAR
Ahmad Javed 8 September 2015 — 31 January 2016 AHMAD JAVED
Rakesh Maria 16 February 2014 — 8 September 2015 RAKESH MARIA
Dr. Satyapal Singh 23 August 2012 — 31 January 2014 SATYA PAL SINGH
Arup Patnaik 1 March 2011 — 23 August 2012 ARUP PATNAIK
Sanjeev Dayal 1 June 2010 — 1 March 2011 SANJEEV DAYAL
D.Sivanandhan 13 June 2009 — 31 May 2010 D. SIVANANDHAN
Hasan Gafoor 1 March 2008 — 12 June 2009 HASAN GAFOOR
Dhananjay Jadhav 7 March 2007 — 29 February 2008 D. N. JADHAV
Anami Narayan Roy 4 February 2004 – 6 March 2007 A. N. ROY
Dr. Parvinder Singh Pasricha 19 November 2003 — 3 February 2004 P. S. PASRICHA
Ranjit Singh Sharma 1 January 2003 — 9 November 2003 R. S. SHARMA
Mahesh Narayan Singh 5 May 2000 — 31 December 2002 M. N. SINGH
Ronald Hyacinth Mendonca 22 August 1997 — 4 May 2000 R. H. MENDONCA
S. C. Malhotra 3 December 1996 — 21 August 1997
R.D. Tyagi 1 November 1995 — 2 December 1996
Satish Sahney 17 November 1993 — 31 October 1995 SATISH SAHNEY
Amarjeet Singh Samra 30 January 1993 — 16 November 1993 A. S. SAMRA
Shreekant Krushnaji Bapat 1 August 1992 — 30 January 1993
S. Ramamurthi 1 October 1990 — 31 August 1992
S.V. Bhave 1 January 1990 — 30 September 1990
Vasant Keshaorao Saraf 1 August 1987 — 31 December 1989 V. K. SARAF [4]
D. S. Soman 2 May 1985 — 31 July 1987
Julio Francis Ribeiro 25 February 1982 — 1 May 1985 J. F. RIBEIRO
K. P. Medhekar 30 January 1981 — 24 February 1982
M.S. Kasbekar 4 January 1979 — 29 October 1980
M.G. Gavai 28 July 1978 — 3 January 1979
V.V. Chaubal 27 June 1977 — 24 March 1978
S.V. Tankhiwale 19 June 1975 — 26 June 1977
M.G. Mugve 9 May 1973 — 18 June 1975
S.G. Pradhan 17 March 1970 — 8 May 1973
Emmanuel Sumitra Modak 20 January 1968 — 16 March 1970 E. S. MODAK
A.G. Rajadhyaksha 25 February 1965 — 19 January 1968
S. Majeeddulla 10 March 1962 — 24 February 1965
V.J. Kanetkar 25 January 1960 — 9 March 1962
K. J. Nanavatty 24 December 1959 — 24 January 1960 [5]
Praving Sinhji 21 September 1957 — 23 December 1959
K. D. Billimoria 3 July 1955 — 20 September 1957 [5]
M.M. Chudasama 16 May 1949 — 2 July 1955
G.H. Wanjara 1914-1950

G.H. Wanjara was an Indian police officer who served as the Inspector General of Police in Bombay from 1946 to 1950. He was also the first Indian to hold this position, as he succeeded Sir Frank Souter, the last British officer to head the Bombay police. Wanjara was involved in the security arrangements for the visit of Lord Mountbatten, the last Viceroy of India, to Bombay in 1947. He was also responsible for maintaining law and order during the turbulent period of partition and independence. Wanjara was awarded the King’s Police Medal in 1948 for his distinguished service.He join a duty on 1914.

Jehangir Sohrab Bharucha 15 August 1947 — 16 May 1949 J. S. BHARUCHA [5]
A. E. Caffin 4 February 1947 — 14 August 1947
J.C. Wilson 11 July 1946 — 3 February 1947
P.B. Wilkins 14 June 1946 — 10 July 1946
H.E. Butler 15 February 1942 — 13 June 1946
W.R.G. Smith 28 September 1939 — 14 February 1942
N.P.A. Smith 18 March 1939 — 27 September 1939
W.R.G. Smith 10 November 1936 — 17 March 1939
J.W. Rowland 16 May 1936 — 9 November 1936
W.R.G. Smith 2 September 1933 — 15 May 1936
Mr. Patrick A. Kelly 30 January 1932 — 1 September 1933 P. A. KELLY
G.S. Wilson 19 October 1930 — 29 January 1932
D. Healy 5 April 1930 — 18 October 1930
Mr. Patrick A. Kelly 25 November 1927 — 4 April 1930 P. A. KELLY
D. Healy 26 March 1927 — 24 November 1927
Mr. Patrick A. Kelly 1 November 1924 — 25 March 1927 P. A. KELLY
D. Healy 1 March 1924 — 31 October 1924
Mr. Patrick A. Kelly 1 June 1922 — 29 February 1924 P. A. KELLY
W.C. Holman 4 October 1921 — 31 May 1922
R.L. Mcculloch 13 April 1921 — 3 October 1921
F.C. Griffith 1 December 1920 — 12 April 1921
I.C. Boyd 3 May 1920 — 30 November 1920
F.C. Griffith 22 February 1919 — 2 May 1920
F. A. M. Vincent 1 July 1917 — 21 February 1919
F.C. Griffith 21 May 1917 — 30 June 1917
F. A. M. Vincent 16 April 1916 — 20 May 1917 [6]
Stephen Meredyth Edwardes 7 May 1909 — 15 April 1916 [6]
H. G. Gell 1 January 1902 — 6 May 1909 [6]
Hartly Kennedy 9 January 1899 — 31 December 1901 [6]
Robert Hampe-Vincent 9 April 1893 — 8 January 1899 [6]
Col W. H. Wilson 4 July 1888 — 8 April 1893 [6]
Sir Frank Souter 14 November 1864 — 3 July 1888 [7]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Slow death of the institution of Mumbai Police Commissioner".
  3. ^ "Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai | Mumbai Police". mumbaipolice.gov.in. Mumbai Police. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  4. ^ Dhar, Raghu Nandan; Rahman, M. (15 September 1989). "We have a good criminal intelligence system: Bombay Police Commissioner Vasant Saraf". India Today. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "The Irani Brothers: Last Two Parsi Police Officers Left in Mumbai - Parsi Khabar". Parsikhbar.net. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Edwardes, Stephen Meredyth (1924). The Bombay City Police, an Historical Sketch 1672 -1916 (PDF). Oxford Press. pp. 56, 57, 58, 59. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
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