Raipur. Chhattisgarh: IPS Santosh Singh, Superintendent of Police, Koriya District, Chhattisgarh, for his innovative efforts and initiatives towards excellent policing to bring about a positive change in the society by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) ‘Under 40’, Award, 2021. will be honored.
SP Santosh Singh is among two police officers from India and 40 others from across the world who have been selected for the award this year.
Santosh Singh, a 36-year-old IPS officer of 2011 batch, worked in different districts on various posts along with his posting in Chhattisgarh. For three and a half years, he was posted in the inaccessible districts of the state including Bastar, where the roots of Left Wing Extremism are deep. He used to go on anti-Naxal operations with security personnel in the dense forests of Bastar.
Santosh Singh said in a formal interaction, that as a Khaki uniformed he has taken a commitment to serve the community and his sole aim is to give maximum help to the people and give them a safe environment. Will continue to work diligently for this. He said that the date of the award ceremony has not been decided yet, but most likely it will be held next year.
The ICP message said that while former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh described Maoists as India’s biggest internal security challenge, Santosh worked hard to win the trust of the people through various community policing programmes. He was instrumental in neutralizing, arresting and surrendering hundreds of Maoists.
He displayed exemplary courage and valor during those difficult tasks and played a vital role in enhancing the safety and security of the region.”
IPS Santosh Singh has been selected for the award for his tremendous contribution in working covering various areas of policing. As Mahasamund District SP, he strengthened child-friendly policing and worked on bringing about behavioral change in police and empowered children through various training and awareness programs. He significantly reduced crimes against children in the district and changed the attitude of children towards the police.
Singh distributed around 1.24 million free masks in the time of covid among the people within six hours as SP of Raigad and created a world record in his unique category. He was included in the latest list of top 20 civil servants in India promoting good governance and innovations during COVID-19 by Bureaucrats India, a Delhi-based organisation.
Raigad Police, under Singh’s supervision, distributed more than one lakh food packets in the first wave and forty thousand food packets in the second wave to the needy people, besides ensuring all COVID related guidelines with strict measures. Distributed through desk sets.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the world’s largest and most influential professional association for police leaders. With more than 31,000 members in more than 165 countries, the IACP is a recognized body in the global policing system, committed to advancing safe communities through thoughtful, progressive policing leadership.