Maxwell Pereira (Maxwell Francis Joseph Pereira-Kamath) was prominent Joint Police Commissioner, Traffic in Delhi, India.

Early life and educationEdit

Maxwell Pereira (Maxwell Francis Joseph Pereira-Kamath), a Mangalorean Catholic, was born in Salem (under the erstwhile Madras Presidency, now Tamil Nadu), India, on 3 October 1944 - a son to Ligoury Bernard Pereira (of the Bajpe Kuntala-kambla Pereira-Kamath lineage) and Stella Eleanora D'Souza. He received his early education at Mangalore's St. Aloysius School before taking his Bachelor of Science (St. Joseph's graduating class of 1965) and Bachelor of Laws (Govt. Law College - graduating class of 1967) degrees from Bangalore University. Further study led to a Diploma in Business Administration from New Delhi in 1975.

Pereira-Kamath began his government service in the year 1970. Prior to this, he managed his father's Coffee Estates in Sakleshpur and was an Advocate in the Bangalore Courts from 1967 to 1970.

Known for his no-nonsense approach to curbing anti-social elements and rioters and for bringing order to chaotic conditions on city roads in Delhi, Pereirekamath belongs to the Union Territories Cadre of the I.P.S. He has worked with the Delhi, Sikkim and Mizoram police in various capacities, specialising in criminology, administration, police community relations, traffic management/road safety, and the management of public offices, productivity and personnel. He has attended seminars and conferences in various parts of the world, visiting the countries of Japan, Singapore, the U.K., Canada, and the U.S.A.


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