WARANGAL: D. Sudheer Babu, who has been appointed as the first police commissioner of Warangal, assumed charge at the police headquarters here on Friday. The commissioner received guard of honour from the police personnel. Earlier, Warangal DIG B. Malla Reddy, Warangal Rural SP Amber Kishore Jha, OSD Sunpreeth Singh, ACPs, DCPs and inspectors accorded a grand welcome to the new police commissioner.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sudheer Babu said the commissionerate was set up in War-angal to maintain law and order in Warangal. “From now on every policeman in the city will work from commissionerate. We need people’s cooperation in maintaining law and order in the city We will focus mainly on friendly policing and community policing. We will give special importance to the safety of women by making the ‘SHE’ teams more effective and efficient. Soon the required number of ACPs and DCPs will be appointed besid-es increasing the number of police stations,” he said.
With first commissio-ner assuming charge, the police department in the city is likely to undergo significant changes. As the urban section of Warangal is now made a commissionerate, a new police headquarters would be set up for the rural police most probably at Mamnoor. The present urban police building complex will be turned into the commissionerate office.
With the setting up of commissionerate, the number of police stations in the city would also increase. The government has already given green signal for five new police stations here. New vehicles have also been sanctioned for the police personnel under the commissionerate.
Three DCPs, one each for law and order, crime and traffic will be working directly under the commissioner. Six ACPs will work in the law and order department. Another six police stations will be under the crime department and six more women police stations will be set up. A total of 24 police stations will be included under the commissionerate. A special cyber-crime department will also be set up....