TEJASWANI GAUTAM

DCP in Jaipur

Deputy Commissioner of Police Tejaswani Gautam is widely acknowledged for her work with women and children by her peers and was commended to the Rajasthan High Court in this regard. She changed negative perceptions of the police in Rajasthan by setting up a street theatre group of volunteer police personnel who performed small plays on social issues at public places in Ajmer and Jaipur. The move was hailed as a success in community policing helping to bridge the perception gap between police and public. It was later replicated by the Nepal Police for its efficacy in public outreach. Today, Tejaswani heads the innovative all women vice squad that patrols the streets of Jaipur on bikes to ensure the public safety of women and children. This ground breaking initiative has been covered extensively by both Indian and international media. Tejaswani is a gold medallist from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, where she graduated with BA (Hons.) in Political Science. She was also awarded the prestigious Randhir Singh Award by Delhi University(DU) and served as the President of the Street Theatre Society in DU earning accolades at college festivals all over India. She completed her Law degree from DU in 2013 when she joined the Indian Police Service. Last year she was promoted to DCP at Jaipur Commissionerate where she is responsible for largest police line in Rajasthan with more than 11,000 police personnel.​

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