A dedicated public servant”

by A Sravani

DS Kutte, IPS

An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of 1997 batch from Odisha, D S Kutte, has served in various important positions throughout his career.

A notable accomplishment is his role in the successful anti-Maoist operations in Odisha. He has served as Superintendent of Police (SP) in several districts, including Malkangiri, which is one of the most Maoist-affected areas in the state. The overall security situation in the region significantly improved under his leadership, as several top Maoist leaders were arrested.

Kutte has received several awards for his service, including the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and the Police Medal for Meritorious Service.

He began his career as an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in the district of Balasore, where he served for several years before being promoted to the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP). Additionally, he was the Additional Director General (ADG) of the Odisha Police Department.

Furthermore, Kutte has been actively involved in community policing and has worked to improve the relationship between the police and the general public. He has also advocated for the use of technology in policing and has implemented various initiatives to improve the efficiency of the police force.

He has been instrumental in the formation of an anti-human trafficking unit in the state, which has been responsible for rescuing several victims and arresting several traffickers. In recognition of his efforts, he was awarded the prestigious “Best Policeman Award” by the Government of Odisha in 2016.

D S Kutte has also played a key role in the office of Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. He has served as the Chief Minister’s Officer on Special Duty (OSD) and Internal Security, where he has been responsible for providing counsel and advice on a range of security-related issues to the Chief Minister

In this role, Kutte has been involved in the development and implementation of several important policies and initiatives aimed at improving the overall security situation in the state. He has also been involved in the coordination of various security agencies and has worked closely with the state and the central government to ensure that the state’s security needs are met.

Additionally, Kutte has been involved in the development of the state’s counter-terrorism strategy and has played a key role in the establishment of the anti-terrorism squad in Odisha. He has also been responsible for the development of the state’s disaster management plan and has been actively involved in the management of several major disasters in the state.

Kutte has also served as the Commandant of the Odisha State Armed Police (OSAP) and the Odisha Special Armed Police (OSAP). During his tenure, he has taken several steps to improve the force’s training, welfare, and overall efficiency. He has been a strong advocate for the use of technology in policing and has introduced several innovative measures to improve the performance of the OSAP and the OSAP.

In addition to his professional achievements, D S Kutte is also known for his philanthropic efforts. He has been actively involved in several social welfare initiatives and has been a strong supporter of education for underprivileged children. He has also been a vocal advocate for the welfare of the police force and their families and has worked to improve the living conditions of police personnel.

D S Kutte is an accomplished and dedicated police officer who has made significant contributions to the field of law enforcement in Odisha. Both his peers and the public have recognized and appreciated his leadership, commitment, and service in the field. His efforts to improve the overall security situation in the state, his fight against human trafficking, his work on community policing and his philanthropic work are remarkable and a true inspiration to many.

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