Bhubaneswar, Dec 30: Odia IPS officer Utkal Ranjan Sahoo was appointed as the new Director General of Police in Rajasthan following the VRS of incumbent Umesh Mishra.
Utkal Ranjan, a 1988 batch IPS officer of the Rajasthan cadre and a native of Odisha, assumed the position of Director General of Police (DGP) for Rajasthan on October 27, 2022. Holding an M.Tech in Engineering Geology, he currently serves as the Director General of Home Guard in Rajasthan.
Started his career in 1991 as an Assistant Superintendent of Police in Jodhpur East, Ranjan has held key positions as the chief of police in various districts of Rajasthan, including Hanumangarh, Sikar, Banswara, Sriganganagar, and Bhilwara. His notable achievements include being awarded the Police Medal in 2005 and the President’s Police Medal in 2017.