Velpula Ganga Raju, working as Deputy Superintendent of Police (West Division) in the Tirupati Urban police district, was presented the State Government's ‘Best Police Service Medal' at the State Formation Day celebrations. From a sub-inspector in KV Palle in 1976, he has risen to the level of sub-divisional police officer in Tirupati and now as DSP-West in the newly-carved urban police district, making a mark in law and order, crime, traffic, vigilance and anti-corruption wings.

Even during his stints in naxal-infested and faction-ridden areas, Mr.Ganga Raju had laid emphasis on ‘people-friendly policing'.