IPS Swathi Lakra - Super Cop of Hyderabad
Swathi Lakra was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand. She completed Her Education from for Women, New Delhi. It Was Here Where She Was Inspired By Her Friend’s To Prepare for Civil Services Examination. She Joined The Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1995.
Currently, Swati is working as The Additional Commissioner Of Police for the city of Hyderabad (Crimes and SIT), will supervise the Telangana government’s latest initiative to tackle eve teasing in Hyderabad, the SHE police. Hundred teams of police personnel, including women officers and constables, will be deployed in “hotspots”, areas where eve-teasing is rampant. Before Joining The Hyderabad City Police, She Has worked As Deputy Inspector General Of Visakhapatnam.
Swati had her first posting in undivided Bihar. And, after a year, she moved to Andhra Pradesh with her husband. At this point, Swati tells us that there’s a lot more that a cop does than his or her designated duty, like “passing the Telugu test”. “My first posting in Andhra was in Narsipatnam, where people only speak Telugu. So I hired a Telugu language tutor, but honestly, he was of no use. Then I bought a small Telugu book and started practising it with colleagues around me. Today, I can even read it.”
Swati is also constantly studying initiatives of good governance across the country. A few months ago, she went to Gujarat to study the success of “181” counselling helpline for women, then Mumbai and of course, around the city, meeting NGOs and college students to understand how the city can be made safer for women.