IPS officer Laxmi Singh:
The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed IPS officer Laxmi Singh as the new Noida Police chief, making her the first woman officer to head a Police Commissionerate in the state. The 2000-batch officer, who replaced Alok Singh in Gautam Buddh Nagar. Alok Singh, a 1995-batch IPS officer, has been posted as an additional director general of police (ADGP) at the DGP office in state capital Lucknow.
Career of Laxmi Singh:
- Laxmi, 48, has been serving as an Inspector General of Police, Lucknow range.
- She holds the distinction of being the first woman IPS topper (33rd rank overall) in the UPSC-held exams and was adjudged the best probationer at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, as per official records.
- She has also been awarded the PM’s silver bation and the home minister’s pistol during her training.
- Holding a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering, she had her first posting as senior superintendent of police in 2004.
- In 2013, she was promoted as a deputy IG and in 2018 she was promoted to the rank of IG.
- Laxmi has previously served as the IG/DIG of the Special Task Force (STF) in Gautam Buddh Nagar from January 1, 2018 to March 5, 2018.
- Thereafter, she was made IG of the police training school in Meerut from March 2018 to May 26 in 2020 before being moved as IG Range Lucknow.