Ahmad Javed, perhaps the only Mumbai cop who wears a bespoke khadi uniform, is known for being a tough, no-nonsense cop who is equally at ease at a police station or a page 3 party. Born in Uttar Pradesh on January 2, 1956, Javed graduated as Bachelor of Arts (Honors) before appearing for the UPSC examinations. On September 15, 1980, he joined the police force as an IPS officer with the Maharashtra cadre.
After serving at various places as superintendent of police and deputy commissioner of police, Javed was appointed commissioner of police, Solapur.
He later returned to Mumbai to serve as additional commissioner of police, central region, before being promoted to joint commissioner of police, law and order. He was responsible for closely monitoring and ensuring the safety of witnesses in the Best Bakery case after its trial was shifted out of Gujarat following a Supreme Court order.
Javed then served as inspector general of police at the State Reserve Police Force, after which he was promoted to additional director general of police and named police commissioner of Navi Mumbai. His next posting was additional director general of police, law and order. Javed is married to Shabnam, with whom he has two children, Amer and Zaara.