Somesh Goyal is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer. He is currently the director general of police in Himachal Pradesh. He has also remained on duty with the Special Protection Group, National Security Guards, Border Security Force and Sashastra Seema Bal. Goyal is a highly decorated officer, having been awarded the Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Services, High Altitude Medal and the Internal Security Medal, among others. He has written several books, and his articles on internal security and law enforcement appear in national dailies and magazines in India. He is a post-graduate in English literature, journalism and mass communications. He is also an alumnus of National Defence College.
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