Meerut is considered as the agricultural and industrial hub of Uttar Pradesh. The Meerut Police has been constantly striving towards law enforcement, which considering the huge confluence of people to this region is a stupendous task. With the coming into force of the Indian Police act in 1861, the UP Police was constituted. For the purpose of better administration, Uttar Pradesh has been divided into eight zones, and each of the zones has been divided into 2 or three ranges. The state has been sub-divided into 75 police districts. Meerut falls under the Meerut zone and Meerut range.
The Meerut Zone has been divided into two ranges that include Meerut and Shaharanpur range. The Zone Meerut includes five districts namely - Meerut, Baghpat, Gautam Budh Nagar, Bulandshahr and Ghaziabad. The Meerut Zone is headed by the Inspector General of Police who is selected by the Indian Police Service, while the Meerut range is headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police. The districts here are headed by the Senior Superintendent of Police who is further assisted by the Deputy and Additional Superintendent of Police. The Police districts are divided into police circles or police stations, the number of which depends on the size and area. Each of them is headed by the plice inspector, who in turn is assisted by the station officers, the sub-inspectors head constables and constables.
The motto of the Meerut Police is “protection of good and destruction of bad” that is aptly coined by the UP Police. With the rising population, huge demographic shift of people from other towns and villages and also the increasing amount of activities has called for a proper law enforcement by the police force here. They function round the clock to ensure law and order in Meerut and surrounding areas here. Some of the wings of the Meerut Police include traffic, Special Task Force, Criminal Investigation Department, Government Railway Police, etc.
Reach out to Meerut Police
Reaching out to Meerut Police is possible with the toll free Police Control Room. Apart from this, there is a facebook page opened with a page name of Meerut Police that takes it to another level of public accountability. A page has been opened in the name of Meerut Traffic Police as well, which, in a way, enables the proactive citizens to approach the police on social media. The public are encouraged to make complaints pertaining to over speeding, overloading, police demanding money from the offenders, etc.