Kiran Bedi

India's first and highest ranking female police officer

Kiran Bedi is India’s first and highest (woman) ranking officer, having joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her expertise includes more than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management.

She worked with the United Nations in New York as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She represented India in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues.

She is a recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award and founder of two NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation. Kiran Bedi won the title of MSN Most Admired Indian Female Icon 2011 for her fight against corruption. She has also been voted as India's most admired (THE WEEK 2002) and most trusted woman in India (Readers Digest, March 2010).