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Bijapur district, officially known as Vijayapura district, is a district in the state of Karnataka in India. The city of Bijapur is the headquarters of the district, and is located 530 km northwest of Bangalore. Bijapur is well known for the great monuments of historical importance built during the Adil Shahi dynasty.

                Under the British Raj, Bijapur District was part of the Bombay Presidency. At the time of Indian independence, 1948, Bijapur District became part of Bombay State. In 1956, when Bijapur was reorganized to consolidate speakers of the Kannada language, Bijapur District was transferred to the new state of Karnataka.  In 1997, Bagalkot District was split off from Bijapur.

    With a History of more than 125 years, the District Police headed by the Superintendent of Police assisted by an Additional Superintendent of Police and comprises of District Police Headquarter and District Armed Reserve at Vijayapur City, and Civil Police Staff spread over 27 Police Stations in the entire District. The 27 Police Stations fall under 8 Circles and 3 Sub-Divisions of Vijayapur Sub-Division, Indi and Basavan Bagewadi Sub-Divisions.



LIST OF SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE VIJAYAPURA DISTRICT


Sl No
Sriyuts
From
To
01
INGLE
1899
1899
02
BAGNALL
1899
1899
03
BIDDLE
1899
1899
04
W.W. DRAW
1900
1900
05
BIDDLE
1901
1903
06
BHANGAJAR
1901
1903
07
LAM CS
1901
1903
08
BIDDLE
1901
1903
09
BADOLE
1904
1905
10
WILSON
1904
1905
11
I.A. WALINGER
1907
1907
12
W.C. SHEPHERD
1908
1908
13
A.H.M. OSTEHAN
1908
1908
14
LAMBERT
1908
1908
15
W.M.F. CLARKE
1908
1908
16
W.M.F. CLARKE
1909
1911
17
DUBIONS
1911
1911
18
HOLLAND
1911
1911
19
E.E. GREEN
1911
1911
20
E.E. GREEN
1912
1913
21
SHINDHE
1913
1913
22
HOLLAND
1913
1913
23
A.C. DANIEL
1913
1913
24
A.C. DANIEL
1914
1916
25
R.B.B. GUDI
1916
1916
26
E. PRISTELY
1916
1916
27
E. PRISTELY
1917
1918
28
R.B.B. GUDI
1918
1918
29
E. PRISTELY
1918
1918
30
RAO BAHADUR
1919
1919
31
R.H. PAGE
1919
1919
32
E. PRISTELY
1919
1919
33
R.B.B. GUDI
1920
1920
34
GORMAN ESQUIRE
1921
1921
35
P.T. KIRKPATRICK
1921
1921
36
P.T. KIRKPATRICK
1922
1922
37
F.W.O. GORMAN
1922
1922
38
R.B.R. GUDI
1922
1922
39
E. PRIESTELY
1923
1923
40
R.B.R. GUDI
1923
1923
41
M.T.Q GORMA
1928
1928
42
W.W. CHIFFORD
1928
1928
43
I.A. COUGHLAN
1929
1929
44
I.A. COUGHLAN
1929
1929
45
P.B. WILKINS
1929
1929
46
A.C.I. BAILEY
1929
1929
47
A.C.I. BAILEY
1930
1930
48
R.B.N.V TRIVEDI
1930
1930
49
W.W. CHIFFORD
1930
1930

1931 TO 1946 NOT AVAILABLE

50
E.S. MODAK
....
12.03.1948
51
N.T. BHOSALE
13.03.1948
02.11.1948
52
A.N. KAGAL
20.09.1948
02.02.1950
53
A.B. SHANBAG
20.09.1950
02.02.1951
54
D.L. KULAKARNI
03.02.1951
26.02.1951
55
S.Y. DEULKAR
27.02.1951
30.10.1952
56
S.S. NAIK
30.10.1652
29.08.1955
57
P.J. LEWIS
30.08.1955
14.07.1957
58
S.M. WARTY
15.07.1957
02.03.1958
59
B. RATNAKAR RAI
03.03.1958
10.091958
60
G.G. WANDAKAR
11.09.1958
01.04.1962
61
P.G. HALARNKAR
13.04.1962
19.07.1964
62
ABRAHIM VARGHESE
20.07.1964
31.05.167
63
P.P.R. NAIR
15.07.1967
05.06.1970
64
B.M. YASHAWANTHGOL
29.06.1970
10.07.1971
65
V.V. BHASKAR
10.07.1971
03.09.1973
66
C.D. SAHAY
10.09.1973
25.07.1975
67
A.J. ANANDAN
08.08.1975
23.02.1976
68
R.S. CHOPRA
23.02.1976
08.03.1976
69
B.S. BILLIMORIA
01.04.1976
25.11.1976
70
SUBHASHCHANDRA
25.11.1976
03.04.1979
71
V. KODANDARAMAIAH
04.04.1979
27.09.1979
72
K. R. SRINIVASAN
27.09.1979
26.07.1980
73
K. NARAYAN
26.07.1980
00.05.1982
74
S.T. RAMESH
10.05.1982
20.06.1984
75
K.V.R TAGHORE
20.06.1984
20.07.1986
76
J.V. GAONKAR
14.08.1986
15.06.1988
77
H.C. KISHORCHANDRA
15.06.1988
30.05.1990
78
KEMPAYYA
31.05.1990
16.01.1991
79
S. RAMKRISHNA
16.01.1991
04.05.1993
80
B.G. KOKATANUR
05.05.1993
16.01.1995
81
N.R. NADAMANI
16.01.1995
26.05.1997
82
C.H. PRATHAPREDDY
26.05.1997
14.08.1997

NAMES OF SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE AFTER BIFURCATION OF BIJAPUR DISTRICT DATED 15-08-1997

01
C.H. PRATHAPREDDY
15-08-1997
18.11.1999
02
B.DAYANANDA
19.11.1999
03.11.2000
03
K.S.R. CHARANAREDDY
05.11.2000
28.09.2002
04
PANKHAJKUMAR THAKUR
29.10.2002
03.02.2004
05
SEEMANTKUMAR SINGH
20.02.2004
24.06.2007
06
S. MURGHAN
30.06.2007
02.01.2008
07
ARUN CHAKRVARTHY. GEJI
16.01.2008
27.05.2009
08
K.V. SRIDHAR
25.06.2009
11.01.2010
09
Dr. D.C. RAJAPPA
04.03.2010
01.11.2012
10
AJAY HILORI
01.11.2012
03.03.2014
11
RAMNIVAS SEPAT
03.03.2014
01.08.2014
12
D. PRAKASH
13.08.2014
05.11.2015
13
S.N. SIDDARAMAPPA
05.11.2015
01.06.2017
14
KULDEEP KUMAR R.JAIN
01.06.2017