Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, IPS (born 15 September 1952) is a retired IPS officer. He was the Chief of the Special Task Force of Tamil Nadu that was involved in the death of Veerappan during Operation Cocoon of 2004. He had also been the senior advisor to Home Ministry for the Left Wing Extremism areas. He was born and brought up in Tamil Nadu. He has a Bachelor's and Master's in Law (BL and ML) from Madras University; and an MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). In 2010, he also earned his Master in Business Law degree at National Law School of India University, Bangalore. Vijay Kumar joined the Indian Police Service on 10 November 1975
In 2008,Sh. Vijay Kumar was chosen to head the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad. He served as the Director-General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) from 2010 to 2012. In December 2012, the Union government appointed him as Senior Security Advisor in Ministry of Home Affairs in Government of India.
In June 2018, Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, was appointed as advisor to Hon'ble Governor of Jammu & Kashmir. Sh. K. Vijay Kumar, a 1975-batch IPS officer of Tamil Nadu cadre had earlier served in the Kashmir Valley as Inspector General of BSF 1998-2001 when the border guarding force was actively involved in the counter-militancy operations
Sh. K Vijay Kumar, IPS