Born on 3rd December, 1962. Sri M.Mahendar Reddy completed his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Civil Engineering from the then REC, Warangal, presently known as NIT, Warangal in the year 1984. Later, while pursuing M.Tech (Systems and Management) at IIT, Delhi, he was selected to Indian Police Service (IPS) in the year 1986 through Combined Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC. Subsequently, while in Police Service, Shri Reddy obtained M.A (Public Personal Management) from Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Shri M.Mahendar Reddy joined Indian Police Service (IPS) in the year 1986 and served in the districts of Karimnagar, Guntur, Adilabad, Nizamabad, Kurnool and Hyderabad City in various capacities holding Managerial/Leadership positions in AP/Telangana Police Department. He has also served as a Faculty Member at SVP National Police Academy at Shivarampally, Hyderabad, a premier National Police Training Institution where officers of Indian Police Service from all over the country are trained.
Mr.Reddy went on study tours to USA and UK and acquainted himself with Police Systems in the respective countries.
M.Mahendar Reddy served as Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad for about four years. He contributed for Technology improvements in Police Department while serving as IGP, Police Computer Services & Standardization. He was Chief of Grey Hounds, a Commando Organisation fighting Naxal violence before taking over as Chief of Intelligence Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh where he served for 5 years.
Shri Reddy worked as Commissioner of Police, of Hyderabad City from 02.06.2014 to 12.11.2017. He has taken up several initiatives to transform Hyderabad City Police into a People Friendly Responsive Organisation using Technology innovations driving towards SMART Policing objective.
Shri Reddy was later posted as DGP Telangana. He assumed charge as DGP on 12.11.2017.
Shri Reddy has been awarded Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Services in the year 2002 and President Police Medal for Distinguished Services in the year 2010 in recognition of his Outstanding Services.