Srinagar, Sep 7: Dilbag Singh on Friday took over as the Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP).
He succeeded Dr S P Vaid, who passed on the baton to Mr Singh at Police Headquarters Srinagar.
A police spokesperson said that immediately after taking over as the DGP, Mr Singh chaired a high level meeting of Police Officers.
In the meeting, Mr Singh impressed upon the officers to continue with their work forrestoration of peace in the State.
He said that the J&K Police has seen many challenges in the past and will sail through the present challenges as well. He directed the officers to look after the welfare and other needs of their subordinates particularly the constabulary.
He assured them that as the leader of the organisation he will always be behind his jawans and officers. He further said that J&K Police has earned a name for itself and its duty of all of us to take it to greater heights.
Mr Singh, a 1987 batch IPS officer, who has served the State in various capacities in filed and at staff levels, is a very decorated officer, the spokesperson said.
Mr Singh has served as ASP headquarter Kupwara, Additional Superintendent of Police (SP) Doda, SP Traffic NHW, SP Doda, SP Vigilance, SP Baramulla, Commandant JKAP 7th battalion, ADIG Anantnag, ADIG Baramulla, DIG Security J&K, DIG Jammu, Director SSG J&K IGP Crime & Railways, IGP CID, IGP Traffic, IGP Homeguard/ Civil Defence, IGP Armed, Director SK Police Academy Udhampur, IGP Jammu Zone, MD Police Housing Corporation, ADGP Security, Commandant General Home guard/ CD and DG Prisons with additional charge of Fire and Emergency Services.