Award Name : CNN-IBN Indian of the Year
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Civilian Awards
Location : Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
P Vijayan IPS, a 1999 batch official of the Indian Police Service, currently serves as Deputy Inspector General of Police (Intelligence), Government of Kerala. He also holds simultaneous charge as Deputy Inspector General of Police (Battalions) overseeing all Police Battalions in Kerala, as well as official-in-charge of the Kerala Railway Police.
Immediately prior to this, Vijayan headed the police organization of Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state, as its Police Commissioner.Commencing his policing career as Assistant Police Superintendent (Kanhangad) in Kasaragod District in October 2001, Vijayan has been District Police Chief of several districts, and holds the unique distinction of being the first to have served as Commissioner of Police in all four Commissionerates in the state, viz. Thiruvananthapuram,Kozhikode, Thrissur & Kochi.He awarded popular choice CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014.