Biography of Commissioner
Habibur Rahman, BPM (Bar), PPM (Bar)
Dhaka Metropolitan Police
Mr. Habibur Rahman, BPM (Bar), PPM (Bar), Commissioner of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, was born on January 01, 1967 in a well-respected Muslim family in Gopalganj District. He obtained his master’s degree with merit from the Education and Research Institute of Dhaka University. He joined Bangladesh Police as Assistant Superintendent of Police through 17th BCS. He worked in various districts, units, ranges and metropolitan police with the utmost skill and reputation.
In his distinguished career he served as Deputy Commissioner of Police (Headquarters), DMP, and Superintendent of Police of Dhaka District. Being Additional Deputy Inspector General he served as Additional DIG (Establishment), Police Headquarters. Later as DIG he served as Deputy Inspector General (Administration & Discipline), Police Headquarters and Deputy Inspector General of Dhaka Range. After being promoted to the rank of Additional IGP, he served as Additional Inspector General (Tourist Police). He has taken the charge of Commissioner, Dhaka Metropolitan Police on 30th September 2023.
While working as DC (Headquarters) of DMP, he became a shining star of humanitarian police service to the common people, colleagues and supporting policemen through talent and leadership qualities. With his efforts, ‘Bangladesh Police Liberation Museum’ was established at Rajarbagh Police Lines. His another initiative as DC (Headquarters) of DMP is ‘Police Blood Bank’ which has played a commendable role in the treatment of covid-19 and dengue by supplying plasma to corona patients and platelets to dengue patients.
After taking charge as the Superintendent of Police of Dhaka district, he portrayed the police as the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s ‘People’s Police’ by involving the common people in police activities.
As DIG of Dhaka Range, he took the Dhaka Range Police to a unique level at various stages including helping the lower and backward people of the society during the Corona period, establishing transparency and accountability in police recruitment and posting, involving people in crime control, setting up monitoring cells etc.
He has served as Additional IGP, Chief of Tourist Police. Under his supervision, Bangladesh Tourist Police has become a symbol of security and dependence at tourist spots by ensuring the safety of domestic and foreign tourists.
Habibur Rahman, known as a ‘Humane Police Officer’, has changed the lives of the ‘Bede’ community and third gender people in Bangladesh. He worked to spread the light of education among the children of the prostitute village. He built numerous mosques, madrasas and cemeteries across the country.
Under the initiative of Habibur Rahman and Police Welfare Trust, telemedicine service was started at ‘Oasis’, a drug treatment and rehabilitation center set up at Bashundhara Riverview Project in South Keraniganj, near the capital where telemedicine services are provided free of cost through specialist doctors 24 hours a day.
Besides police work, Additional IGP Habibur Rahman also set a brilliant example in writing and research. His edited books ‘Speeches of Sheikh Hasina’, ‘শেখ মুজিবের চিঠি’ and the English version of the same book ‘Letters of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’, ‘নন্দিত স্বরাষ্ট্রমন্ত্রী বীর মুক্তিযোদ্ধা আসাদুজ্জামান খান’, ‘পিতা তুমি বাংলাদেশ’, ‘মুক্তিযুদ্ধে পুলিশের ভূমিকা’ and ‘মুক্তিযুদ্ধে প্রথম প্রতিরোধ’- these books reveal the role of police in the great liberation war in 1971. Also Habibur Rahman’s research book ‘ঠার’ (Thar) is discussed in the reading community. In this book he deals with extinct languages of Bede community. Habibur Rahman won the ‘International Mother Language Medal-2023’ for the book.
He is the Editor of Bangladesh Police’s monthly publication ‘The Detective’ and also the founder of Bangladesh Police Theater.
Habibur Rahman is a successful sports organizer. He is the Secretary of Bangladesh Kabaddi Federation and Vice President of Asian Kabaddi Federation. Kabaddi, the national sport of Bangladesh, reached a new height in the international arena under the dynamic leadership of Habibur Rahman.
Habibur Rahman has participated in numerous training at home and abroad. He also represented Bangladesh Police in different international events & occasions and visited across the world namely, United States of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), State of Qatar, Japan, Republic of Turkey, Republic of Singapore, Kingdom of Thailand, Malaysia, Republic of Indonesia, Italian Republic, Federative Republic of Brazil, French Republic, Swiss Confederation, Slovak Republic, Hellenic Republic (Greece), Republic of India, Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China), Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Kenya, Republic of Kosovo etc.
In his career in Bangladesh Police he has served with great courage, skill, professionalism and integrity. In recognition of his contribution he received Bangladesh Police Medal (BPM), the highest award of Bangladesh Police for three times and President Police Medal (PPM) for twice.
Versatile genius Habibur Rahman participated in the United Nation Peacekeeping Mission in the Republic of Costa Rica from 5 Jun 2008 to 31 Dec 2008.
Humane police officer, cultural activist, sports enthusiast, writer-researcher, social reformer Additional IGP Habibur Rahman is a shining star of Bangladesh Police.
In his personal life he is married and proud father of one son.