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Mangaluru: P. Harishekaran has taken charge as the IGP of Western Range in Mangaluru on January 6, 2016
He will be the 12th IGP of the range comprising Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Chikkamagaluru district police units.
Mr. Harishekaran, a 1996 batch IPS officer, replaces J. Arun Chakravarthy, who has been posted as the Inspector- General of Police (Internal Security), Bengaluru.
Mr. Harishekaran is among the many officers transferred by the State Government on Saturday.
Mr. Harishekaran (49) is a native of Tamil Nadu. He is a postgraduate in Arts and knows Tamil, Hindi and Kannada. He has worked in different positions and was recently the Additional Commissioner of Police (East), Bengaluru city.