Biography of IGP
Dr. Benazir Ahmed, BPM (BAR) was born in 1963 in a respectable family in Gopalgonj, Bangladesh. He is highly exceedingly educated person. Apart from MA, MBA and LLB, he has completed his Doctorate in Business Administration from the Faculty of “Business Studies” in the University of Dhaka.
Dr. Benazir joined Bangladesh Police Service as Assistant Superintendant of Police in February 1988. He has served in various capacities of Bangladesh Police where he proved his professionalism, dedication and excellence. Throughout his professional endeavor, he has served as Superintendant of Police in various districts, Deputy Police Commissioner North, Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Assistant Inspector General of Police, Police Headquarters; Deputy Inspector General (Finance) and Deputy Inspector General (Admin & Ops), Police Headquarters, Police Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police. Moreover, he also had the opportunity to serve as Chief Instructor in Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah and as Commandant of Police Training Center, Tangail.
Dr. Benazir has served in the UN Mission in Bosnia (UNMIBH) and UN Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) where he served as the Contingent Commander, Bangladesh Police Contingent. He also worked as the Chief of “Mission Management & Support Section”, Police Division, Department of Peace Keeping Operations, United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A and as the OIC of the Police Division of UNDPKO.
Dr. Benazir served as Director General, Rapid Action Battalion forces, the elite force of Bangladesh Police from January 2015 to 14 April 2020.
He has ornamented and flourished himself with various professional training from home and abroad, out of which the mentionable are: Comprehensive Security Response to terrorism, Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii, United States of America; Intelligence Analysis & Assessment, Charles Strut University, Canberra, Australia in association with Australian Crime Commission & Australian Federal Police, Anti Money Laundering & Financing of Terrorism, IMF Regional Training Center; Singapore, HR Management, UN Training Center New York, USA. He also attended a number of Seminars and Workshops relating to Law Enforcement Issues in different countries around the world.
He has profound skills in a mastery of and specialization on different arenas of policing like Terrorism & Terror financing, Intelligence, Organizational Reform, Rebuilding, and Restructuring & Change Management.
The UN appointed him as an Expert member in a Global Level “Independent Panel” to review the UN Police Division (December 2015- May 2016).
Dr. Benazir has been blessed with different accolades, awards and medals for his outstanding and glorious professionalism and dedication among which Inspector General Police Exemplary Good Services Badge, UN Medal for the Service for Peace in Bosnia-1996, in Kosovo-2003, UN HQ, USA-2009 and outstanding Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM) in 2011, 2012,2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019 are notable.
Dr. Benazir is also affiliated with a considerable number of Social Organizations at home and abroad. He is a proud member of IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) USA and International Police Association (IPA) UK.
Dr. Benazir is an extensive traveler. He has widely traveled in different countries on all 5 continents while on overseas and National assignments.
Dr. Benazir is happily married to Jissan Mirza and blessed with three daughters.