Thakur Prasad Gyawaly assumed the helm of Nepal Police as Inspector General of Police (IGP) on February 12, 2020 following the decision of the Council of Ministers of the Government of Nepal. Having joined Nepal Police as an Inspector on July 9, 1990, he is the 27th Inspector General of Police. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Chief of No.1 State Police, Biratnagar.
IGP Thakur Prasad Gyawaly is also the Ex-officio Head of National Central Bureau (NCB) Kathmandu, INTERPOL.
Born on October 14th, 1965 in Pyuthan district to Mr. Narayan Prasad Gyawaly and Mrs. Sumitra Gyawaly, IGP Thakur Prasad Gyawaly graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Humanities and Sociology, Bachelor of Laws and Master’s Degree in Sociology. He has also successfully graduated in several specialized police courses in Nepal and abroad such as Senior Command Course, Crime Investigation Training, Explosives and Narcotics Detector Training, Human Rights in Law Enforcement Course, VIP Security Training, Investigative Interview Training Course, Commanding UN Peacekeeping Operations Course (East Timor, 2007), International Humanitarian Law and Law of Armed Conflicts Course (East Timor, 2008), Police, Civilian and Military Relations Course (Italy, 2011) and Law Enforcement Course for Police Officers (China, 2012).
IGP Gyawaly, always has had the reputation for being a diligent and conscientious police officer throughout his career spanning over 29 years. He began his commissioned career as an Inspector from District Police Office, Bajura in 1991. He has had successfully held command of some of the most challenging units of Nepal Police such as District Police Offices in Rukum, Dang, Bara and Jhapa. Additionally, his career is also credited with service in United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK, 2000), United Nations Mission in East Timor (UNAMET, 2007) and Formed Police Unit (Haiti, 2014). He has unparalleled experience and expertise in fields of Narcotic Drugs Control and Organized Crime Investigation. In recognition of his meritorious service to the country and people, IGP Gyawaly has been coveted with medals such as Prabal Jana Sewa Shri, Durgam Sewa Padak, Birendra Aishwarya Sewa Padak, Prahari Sewa Padak and various other national and international accolades.
IGP Gyawaly firmly believes in professional ethics, organizational ethos and discipline that makes policing a sacred responsibility. He is regarded as an upright officer who maintains a strong fraternity among the entire Nepal Police family.
IGP Gyawaly has been married to Ms. Gyanu Gyawaly and they have two children, daughter Sindhu and son Unmik.