Alexander Jacob IPS is an Indian retired police officer. He rose to the rank of Director General of Police in the Kerala police force heading the prisons department and later assumed charge as the Managing Director of Kerala Police Housing Construction Corporation. At present, he is the Nodal Officer of National University for Police Sciences and Security Studies (NUPSAS). He started his career as a subeditor in Malayala Manorama, the leading newspaper in Kerala and then as a lecturer at Mar Ivanios College. He was placed first in the bank officers exam and was assigned Indian Overseas Bank but he refused to join the banking sector as he felt it was not his cup of tea. He was recruited to the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1982.