Lokanath Behera is a retired IPS officer. He formerly served as State Police Chief, Director General of Police and as the Director of Vigilance in the state of Kerala. Besides, in his long illustrious career, he had served in various capacities in CBI and was a founding member of National Investigation Agency (NIA). He was appointed as the Managing Director of Kochi Metro in 2021 by the Government of Kerala. Behera was awarded the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2009.