D. V. Guruprasad
D.V. Guruprasad, born in Bangalore in 1951 took his Bachelor of Science Degree from National College, Bangalore and later did his Masters in English Literature from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1976 and was allotted Karnataka cadre. He served as Superintendent of Police of Bidar, Gulbarga and Kodagu districts, DIG of Gulbarga Range, and Commissioner of Police, Hubli-Dharwad. He headed the State Intelligence Department and the State Information Department. He headed the recruitment wing in the State Police and was responsible for initiating a very transparent recruitment process which brought him much laurels. He also had his stint in CISF, New Delhi. He served for five years in the Karnataka Road Transport Corporation and was instrumental in dividing the huge entity into four independent entities. He has had a small stint of police training in the U.K. He worked as Director General of Karnataka Criminal Investigation Department and retired as DGP Home Guards, Fire Force and Civil Defence in 2011.  He has written many books on Indian police system and related topics,travelogues in English and Kannada languages. He is also columnist of Deccan Herald, English daily newspaper.
He is an author of several books, both in English and Kannada
- Common Man's Guide to Police & Criminal Laws, ISBN 9788170493853
- Corridors of Intelligence: Revealing Politics, ISBN 9788170495550
- CASE STUDIES FOR INDIAN POLICE: True situations handled by Indian Police and lessons learnt
- Police: What You Don't Know, ISBN 9788170495321
- Goodhacharyeya Aa Dinagalu (Kannada)
- Dantakatheyada Dantachora : Operation Veerappan Prathykashadarshigalu Kandanthe (Kannada)
- Police Encounter(Kannada)
- Kaige Banda Tuttu-Autobiography (Kannada) ISBN 9780463396254
- IGP Sahebra Senior P.A. (Kannada) ISBN 9780463035580
- "Anti Human Trafficking Cell will be set up: D V Guruprasad". Retrieved 18 January 2021.
- "My tryst with a traffic cop". Retrieved 18 January 2021.
- "CASE STUDIES FOR INDIAN POLICE: True situations handled by Indian Police and lessons learnt". Retrieved 18 January 2021.
- "Intelligence reports cannot always be a success: Former DGP". Retrieved 18 January 2021.
- "Dantakatheyada Dantachora : Operation Veerappan Prathykashadarshigalu Kandanthe". Retrieved 18 January 2021.
- "GURUPRASAD D.V Biography". Retrieved 18 January 2021.