The Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Alok Kumar, took charge as the first Commissioner of Police of the newly-formed Gautam Buddh Nagar commissionerate on Wednesday.
The Uttar Pradesh Government had on Monday announced switching to the commissionerate system of policing for Lucknow and Noida, giving magisterial powers to the top cops in both cities.
"About 1,600 police personnel have been added in the last two days. Nine IPS officers have joined here to assist me whereas earlier only one IPS officer headed the Gautam Buddh Nagar police. More personnel could be added as per requirement," said the newly appointed police commissioner.
"As for law and order, the focus will be on improving citizen-centric services. Now Noida has got domain experts to tackle cases," he said. On cyber crime, the police commissioner said process is underway to develop Noida as an Information Technology hub. "It will be a world class facility. Another focus would be on sensitizing potential victims of cyber crime," he added.
"Our primary focus would be working women security, controlling crime, police interaction with residents, traffic management, organised and smart policing in the areas, cyber frauds and senior citizens security," said Kumar.
Singh, a 1995-batch IPS officer, holds the rank of an Additional Director General (ADG) and was till last week serving as the Inspector General (IG) of police of Meerut Range.
State capital Lucknow and UP's economic capital Noida will now have an ADG-level officer as its police commissioner, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had told reporters after chairing the meeting of the state Cabinet that took the decision.
Singh has earlier commanded the police force in 11 districts of the state including Kaushambi, Baghpat, Sonbhadra, Rae Bareli, Sitapur, Unnao, Bijnor, Kanpur, Meerut and Barabanki.
The 52-year-old officer was also awarded with the President Gallantry Medal for busting naxal network in Sonbhadra, among other honours.