Achievements of Dr. Prateep V Philip


  • Selected for the award of British Gurukul Chevening Scholarship for excellence and leadership out of 2000 outstanding candidates from all professions and parts of the country based on performance in two interviews. The pioneering multidisciplinary program was inaugurated on the occasion of India’s Golden Jubilee to identify and train future the country in all sectors.
  • Secured First Rank out of one hundred thousand students in the Pre-University Examination in the State of Karnataka.
  • Secured National Talent search Scholarship based on an All India Competitive Examination and interview.
  • Awarded National Merit Scholarship.
  • Secured University rank in M.A., Examinations with the Economics, Political Science and International Relations.
  • Secured the highest aggregate in all B.A., Examination with Examination with Economics, Political Science and History as majors.
  • Secured first place in French language examination at the University as also Trez Bien grade in the Diploma Superior course of Alliance Francaise.
  • Published articles in leading Indian Newspapers from 1981 onwards.
  • Secured prizes in debates, essay competitions, extempore speaking, dramatics and quizzes. One of the very few secure First Prize in both Debating and Oratorical contests in the National Police Academy.
  • Participated in panel discussions on All India Radio, Conducted Jubilee Quiz on Doordarshan Metro as Quiz and Conducted a Crime Quiz and Motley Quiz on DD, Metro.



  • Selected as Probationary Officer in State Bank of India and worked as O&M Officer in the local Head Office.
  • Wrote analysis of Road Mishap trends in the Metropolis of Madras as a Joint Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Investigation.
  • Served as District Chief or Superintendent of Police of 4 districts and handled many law and order, crime related other issues.
  • As Superintendent of Police, Ramnad started the FOP movement. The movement was later extended to all districts Commissionerates.
  • As Superintendent of Police, Ramnad started Shore Care Committees which were later extended to all coastal districts in Tamil Nadu.  
  • First Police Officer globally to conceive of an international blue print for community policing. First IPS officer Bureaucrat to have his article placed on an accredited Home page on the internet by the University of Illinois, Only person from Asia to be invited to an international East-West Sharing Experience Conference in Europe.
  • As Superintendent of Police, Dharmapuri district started the Victim Assistance Program that led to the Government setting up a corpus fund of Rs. Two Crores for Victim Assistance.
  • As Superintendent of Police, Narcotic Intelligence Bureau, CID, started FOP Drug – buster chapters all over the state.
  • As principal of the Police Training College of the state, trained 500 Sub-Inspector cadets in the methods and philosophy of ‘FRIENDS OF POLICE MOVEMENT” Was invited to participate in panel discussions in Management Courses for Senior Officers at the National Police and to talk about innovations introduced in policing. Delivered lectures on Communication skills, Chairing a Meeting other Management inputs at the Anna Institute of Management.
  • Served as consultant in a UNDP funded project: A study on the Quality of Policing in India (1999-2000).
  • As DIG Intelligence, successfully investigated and apprehended perpetrators of several cyber threats. 
  • Created concept of e-fop to involve IT workers and other netizens in the fight against crime, disorder and terrorism.
  • First to conceive and start Social Justice Tea Parties to build communal harmony and remove caste discrimination with Central and State funding, impacting more than a million people in 37000 villages.  
  • Active member and contributor in National Police Mission for past four years to formulate national projects to transform Indian police. Author of Tamil Nadu’s Citizen Charter. These projects include a community policing model for all states and Union Territories, a Soft Skills Training Project for police personnel across all states and Union Territories.   
  • Developed Equilibrium Thinking to transform attitudes of police and the public.  An entire chapter in Dr Arvind Verma’s book “ The New Khaki” devoted to the study of these innovations.  
  • Conceived and developed Friends of Police movement, a model of community policing for the whole country and world at large. 
  • Developed a Citizen’s Victim Assistance Scheme that led to a state funded corpus for victims for the first time in the country.  
  • Authored the Citizens’ Charter of Tamil Nadu Police.  Served as SP of four districts, DIG of one range, one commissionerate, DIG Intelligence, IGP Social Justice and IGP Tamil Nadu Police Academy with distinction.
  • Authored a book on brainchild, The Friends of Police Movement. 
  • Published a large number of professional articles in police journals. 
  • First civil servant to win the British Gurukul Scholarship for Excellence and Leadership on the occasion of India’s Golden Jubilee.  
  • Won the inaugural prestigious Queen’s Award for Innovation in Police Training and Development.  
  • Awarded a citation and commendation of the National Police Academy for Outstanding contribution to community policing.   Responsible for training a lakh of police personnel and Friends of Police volunteers in all districts and cities in the state with an unique training paradigm and methodology.   
  • Presented papers on policing in different national and international fora.  


  •  The London School of Economics and Political Science is one of the most highly respected     Universities    in   the    world,   boasting   of   such     illustrious alumni as Sri.K.R.Narayanan, George Soros, David Rockefeller, Lord Saatchi, Sir, David Attenborough and John. F. Kennedy. 
  • The LSE has achieved this reputation as it affords opportunities to students their hypotheses not only with the leading academics and thinkers but also with policy makers and practitioners. 
  • When theory is married with practice, the progeny are leadership and excellence. “I had the good fortune of being selected for the British Gurukul Chevening Scholarship for Excellence and Leadership. 
  • The Scholarship enabled twelve highflying achievers from India to attend a twelve –week, tailor-made programme based at the London school of Economics and a Political Science. 
  • The course at the LSE ran for twelve weeks, revolving round the theme of globalization, and included nine weeks of academic inputs and three weeks of relevant professional attachments. 
  • The course content included inputs in Strategic Management, Marketing, Global Governance, Management, Public Relations, Media and Communication, Management of Social change, Team Building, Problem solving, and Communication.
  • Underwent training and exposure in Scotland Yard in cyber crime as part of the professional attachment to the Metropolitan Police of London and Scotland Yard.


Won the inaugural 15,000 Queen’s Award for Innovation in Police Training and Development, 2002. The theme of the Commonwealth-wide project competition was “Harnessing Technology to overcome lifelong barriers to learning.”  

The project involved using Information Technology and Multimedia in training people in community policing.

  • One out of twelve British University Alumni to be featured in the British Council Calendar of 2006 with the theme, “The Chosen Few” for having impacted the country and profession.  
  • Conducted the first ever National Level Essay contest for undergraduate students on the topic of Police Reform in India.
  • Edited and published a compendium of the ten best essays. 
  • Nominated as a member of the Prime Minister’s National Micro mission on Community Policing and played pivotal role in designing and drafting a three tiered overarching model of community policing for the whole country.