Biography of Addl. IGP, ATU
Mr. Md. Kamrul Ahsan BPM (Bar)
Md. Kamrul Ahsan BPM (Bar) has been working as Additional Inspector General (Addl. IG) of Anti Terrorism Unit, Bangladesh Police, Dhaka 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 twenty nine years of career he got the opportunity to serve in various units with various capacities ranging from ASP to DIG. As ASP and Additional SP he served in several districts and Metropolitan Police. Later on commanded three districts as SP (Shariatpur, Chattagram and Jessore). He is also having the experience of serving in Special Branch several times as Special Superintendent of Police where he lead city SB Dhaka. He also enriched his experience working in Police Headquarters (PHQ) as Additional DIG (Establishment), Additional DIG (Training) and DIG Railway Range before being appointed as Police Commissioner, Sylhet Metropolitan Police, Sylhet.
Born in Chandpur district. Mr Ahsan graduated with terminal honors in Agriculture from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh. He later on obtained his MBA from Southeast University, Dhaka. He attended several professional short duration courses both in home and abroad including some courses associated with UN Peace keeping Mission.
Mr. Ahsan joined police cadre of Bangladesh civil service in 1991 as Assistant Superintendent of police. Like his academic career, he started displaying his merit, sincerity and dedication right from Basic Training at BPA, Sardah, receiving IGP shield for best academic performance in basic training. In the progress of his career he has been awarded ‘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 for two times for his outstanding contribution to the department and society.
Mr. Ahsan made his contribution in the international arena also. He served as Police Advisor at UN Peacekeeping Mission in Sierra Leon and Sudan, where his main focus was to train 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’ in all four districts of the range, which are considered as new concept of policing, particularly in rural areas. These initiatives have already drawn overwhelming positive response from all walks of life.
Mr. Ahsan is an irregular contributor of articles, mainly on police and agricultural issues. In personal life, he is married and blessed with three sons.