IPS officer Vartika Katiyar took charge as the new Superintendent of Police of Kodagu district yesterday.
Earlier, she was the Additional Superintendent of Police of Gokak for one year. She is the first woman to serve as the SP in Kodagu. She replaces M.N. Anuchet.
Speaking to presspersons at her office here, Katiyar said she was inspired to join the Indian Police Service to serve society and senior women Police officers were her role models.
She said that she had visited Kodagu several years ago, but as a tourist, adding that she was yet to get herself accustomed to the unique land and its people.