Hyderabad: M. Mahender Reddy, Hyderabad’s new police commissioner who took charge on Monday, plans to have an “inclusive approach to policing.”
He will be seeking the “cooperation of all citizens to maintain peace in the common capital.”
Mr Reddy said that the safety of citizens and ensuring peace in the city are his top-most priorities.
He added that crime prevention and detection in the common capital would be successful only with the help of the public and sought their cooperation.
Talking about challenges like bandobast for VIPs of both states, traffic management, and law and order issues, Mr Reddy said that he will tackle the issues with the help of the new Telangana government and the efficient police machinery that he has.
Mr Reddy said the new Chief Minister had promised resources, including manpower, vehicles, security cameras, and logistics for traffic cops.
He added that the police department would contribute to making Hyderabad a global city.
Mr Reddy, who was Additional DGP (Intelligence), expressed the hope that his experience in the intelligence department would help him deal with all kinds of terror threats more effectively.
Mr Mahender Reddy, who is an additional DGP-rank official, had earlier served as Cyberabad’s commissioner of police.
Mahender Reddy, a 1986 batch IPS officer from Khammam, was the additional DGP (Intelligence) before taking charge as commissioner.
He had earlier served as the Cyberabad police commissioner and chief of Greyhounds, a commando unit that successfully curbed Naxal violence in the state.
In the beginning of his career, he served in Karimnagar, Guntur, Adilabad, Nizamabad and Kurnool districts in different posts.
He has also served as a faculty member at SVP National Police Academy at Shivarampally.
Mr Reddy is the 57th police commissioner of Hyderabad.