Prateep V. Philip is a member of the Indian Police Service. Currently, he is the
Inspector General of Police, Social Justice and Human Rights, Tamil Nadu,
Chennai, India. During his law enforcement career, he has served as the as
District Superintendent of Police of Four Districts, SP, Narcotics Intelligence
Bureau of Tamil Nadu, Principal, Police Training College and as DIG, CB CID
(Special Investigation Team) Chennai, DIG Intelligence, DIG Tirunelveli Range.
He has a BA in Economics, Political Science and History; an MA in Political
Science and International Relations; and, a PhD in Public Administration.
Dr. Prateep V Philip, IPS is a versatile innovator. He is the first police
officer to conceive and develop the Friends of Police concept and movement
globally. He was awarded the inaugural British Gurukul Chevening Scholarship for
Excellence and Leadership for study of globalization at the London School of
Economics. Dr. Philip has completed his doctorate in management studies.
Currently serving as Deputy Inspector General of Police, Training, in Tamil
Nadu, he has had successive tenures as DIG Intelligence, DIG Tirunelveli Range,
and Commissioner, Trichy City. He has also created several innovative concepts
like Equilibrium Thinking, Assurance, Factor X and Exonomics. He won the
inaugural prestigious Her Majesty, the Queens Award for Innovation in Police
Training and Development, 2002.
Dr. Prateep V. Philip is the author of
The Friends of Police Movement: A Roadmap for Proactive People Protection.
According to the book description, it traces the origin and progress of
"Friends of Police" (FOP). The purpose is to outline the aims, objectives,
strategies and the process by which the movement enables smooth interface
between the public and police. FOP helps to promote crime awareness among the
people and enables prevention of crimes. It imparts fairness, transparency and
impartiality in the working of police. FOP helps the police in their turn in
restoring the lost faith of the public in police. This is a useful holistic, and
proactive concept and a tool to transform the image of the police, strengthen
the force and create attitudinal changes both within the force and among the
public. The book lays bare the nuts and bolts of Proactive People Protection and
provides a roadmap that goes beyond community policing.