Biography of Addl. IGP, ATU
Md. Kamrul Ahsan BPM (Bar) has been serving as Chief of Anti Terrorism Unit, Bangladesh Police since May 2020. Prior to his present appointment, he served as Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Sylhet Range for more than three years. In the span of thirty years career, he served in different units in various capacities ranging from ASP to DIG. As ASP and Addl. SP, Mr. Ahsan served in several districts and Metropolitan Police. He commanded three districts as Superintendent of Police (Shariatpur, Chattagram and Jessore). He has the experience of leading City SB, Dhaka as Special Superintendent of Police. He also enriched his experience by working in Police Headquarters as Addl. DIG (Establishment) and Addl. DIG (Training). He commanded Railway Police as Deputy Inspector General before joining Sylhet Metropolitan Police as Commissioner.
Born in Chandpur district, Mr. Ahsan graduated with BSc honors in Agriculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh and MBA from Southeast University, Dhaka. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service as ASP in 1991. Like his bright academic career, he started displaying his merit, sincerity and dedication right from the Basic Training at BPA, Sardah, by receiving IGP’s Shield for “Best Academic Performance”. With the progress of his career, he has been recognized with ‘Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM)’ twice for his extraordinary, exemplary and remarkable service rendered to the people. He is also recipient of IGP’s Exemplary Good Service Badge two times for his outstanding contribution to the department and society.
Mr. Ahsan also made his contribution in the international arena. He served as Police Advisor at UN Peacekeeping Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) and Sudan (UNMIS), where he notably contributed in training and capacity building of local police. He also held the responsibility of Contingent Commander of Bangladesh Contingent in Sudan. In recognition of his service he was awarded with UN Medals in both the Missions.
On assuming the office of DIG, Sylhet Range he introduced ‘Extended Beat Policing’ and ‘Long Standing Dispute Resolution’ throughout the range. These endeavor got huge appreciation and overwhelming response from all walks of life.
Mr. Ahsan is an enthusiastic person, open to learn and enrich thyself. He attended a number of professional courses in home and abroad. He is an irregular contributor of articles, mainly on Policing and Agricultural issues. In personal life, he is blessed with three sons.