About Up Police
The Uttar Pradesh Police (UP Police), (IAST: Uttara Pradeśa Pulisa), is the primary law enforcement agency within the Uttar Pradesh state of India. Established in 1863 as the Office of the Inspector General of Police, United Provinces under the Police Act, 1861., the U.P Police is one of the oldest police departments in the Republic of India, and is the largest police force in the world. The UP Police headquarters is at Signature Building, Gomti Nagar, Ardonamau in Lucknow. The UP police employ around 1,368 gazetted officers, and 2,31,443 non gazetted uniformed officers. Uttar Pradesh police are governed by the Department of Home and Confidential of Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Police is headed by the Director General of Police (DGP) for the state of Uttar Pradesh, who is the highest-ranking (DG) IPS officer of the state cadre. UP Police is the first Indian state police agency to have a highway patrol Unit, the UP Highway Police (UPHP).