spector of Police in Ahmedabad City in 1934. He successfully tackled the industrial labour problems and was appointed Inspector of Crime Branch in 1940.
During the influx of refugees from Pakistan, he was specially posted at Bombay Central in 1947 as Chief Detective Staff Officer incharge of entire Western Railway upto Ratlam. He was given the additional charge of (1) safety of refugees enroute and (2) Food grains. moment and control of theft. For this excellent dare-devilness, he was awarded the Distinguished Indian Police Medal in 1948.
In 1952 he was selected for posting at Baroda, (which was merged in Bombay State) where he remained till 1960 as Home Inspector and Deputy Superintendent of Police. He became immensely popular for handling the “Maha Gujarat Movement” student agitation and tackling the Madhya Pradesh criminals attacking Chhotaudepur area tribals, From 1960 to 1963, he was posted as Deputy Commissioner of Police at Ahmedabad with the additional charges of Anti-Corruption and Crime branch.
Due to popular request, he was then posted in April 1964 as District Suptd, of Police, (D.S.P.) of Baroda City and District..
During the communal riots of 1969, he quickly controlled the riots at Baroda and was called for controlling riots at Ahmedabad also. His services were highly appreciated by the Home Secretary in a letter sent to Govt. of Gujarat.
He retired from Police Service in 1972 and was appointed the Chief Security Officer for GSFC and also given additional charge of GNFC at Bharuch. He died on 26th November 1982 on duty at GNFC Bharuch, collapsing while addressing a Natioanl Industrial Security Seminar.
The Municipal Corporation of Baroda honoured him posthumously in 1987 by naming the Road from R C Dutt Road to Arunodaya Circle in Alkapuri area as Rustom Patel Marg.