Kiran with her husband Brij at the National Police Academy
|Kiran joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. After completing her
training at the National Police Academy at Mount Abu, Rajasthan,
she was posted as the Sub-Divisional Police Officer at the Chanakyapuri Police Station in New
Delhi and became the first woman in uniform to lead the all male contingent of the Delhi Police at
the Republic Day Parade in 1975.
Kiran leading the Delhi Police contingent in the Republic Day parade
A section of
the press had this to report on Kirans early days as a Police Officer
A Tough Lady In All Male Bastion
Kiran Bedi, 25 years, is young, married, but she is an Assistant
Superintendent of Police. When she puts on her uniform, she can be a tough woman.
The first lady officer in the Indian Police Service, Mrs Kiran Bedi will
lead the contingent of the Delhi Police in the Republic Day Parade this year. This has been done
in view of the United Nations decision to observe the year 1975 as Womens
Year, according to police sources. Mrs Bedi presently is the Sub-Divisional Police
Officer in the Chanakyapuri area.
Kiran with Mrs Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of
India after the Republic Day Parade