The emblem for the Uttar Pradesh Police was introduced on Tuesday. It will be worn by officers of all ranks on top of their nameplate on the right side of their uniform.
The Insignia, which has the same two colours and shades used by the UP Police — navy blue and red, was unveiled by Director General of Police DS Chauhan in Lucknow.
The UP Police said the Insignia ‘will go a long way in creating a collective departmental ethos and shall be worn by the rank and file with pride’.
The statement claims that DGP Chauhan had the concept for the symbol on August 15 of this year. Anupam Kulshreshtha, Additional Director General (Traffic and Road Safety), was charged with the task of preparing it. The DG is given the authority to prescribe patterns for uniform articles in Chapter 1 of the UP Police Rules from 1986, which is where the insignia is being introduced, it was added.
With 74 district police departments and four commissionerates, UP Police is the largest police force in the nation and one of the oldest. The police force in the nation to obtain the President’s Colors was the UP Police.