New Delhi: Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Laxmi Singh on Wednesday took charge of the Police Commissionerate of Noida, a day after being appointed as the first woman police commissioner of Uttar Pradesh. The 2000-batch IPS officer replaces Additional Director General Alok Singh.
“After taking charge of office on Wednesday morning, she met with all top officers of Gautam Buddh Nagar commissionerate at the Surajpur office,” an official statement said.
Prior to taking charge of the coveted position, she was serving as the Inspector General of Police, Lucknow range.
Topped UPSC, also best probationer at Police Academy
Laxmi Singh has many achievements & feats in her kitty, prior to becoming UP’s 1st woman police commissioner. She has the rare distinction of being the 1st woman IPS topper and then being adjudged the probationer at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad.
She started off her career in 2004 when she got posted as senior superintendent of police. In 2013, she became deputy IG and in 2018, she was promoted to IG rank.
She also headed the Special Task Force (STF) as IG/DIG for a brief tenure from January 1, 2018 to March 5, 2018.
According to senior police officers, Laxmi Singh likes to maintain a personal diary of criminal incidents in her jurisdiction and also follows it up on regular basis.
Over the years, she has been honoured with many awards & recognitions. She received the Police Medal in 2016, UP DGP’s silver and gold medals in 2020 and 2021. She was also bestowed with UP chief minister’s excellence in service medal.
Laxmi Singh is married to Rajeshwar Singh, BJP MLA from Sarojini Nagar seat in Lucknow. He was a decorated ED officer, who quit the investigative agency for contesting polls.
It’s only last week that the UP government carved out 3 new police commissionerates in 3 districts – Ghaziabad, Agra and Prayagraj.