Thane: Senior IPS officer Param Bir Singh on Tuesday took over as the new Police Commissioner of Thane.
He succeeded Vijay Kamble, who has been promoted and posted in Mumbai.
Singh, a 1988-batch officer, was previously posted as Additional Director General (SRPF) in Mumbai.
The 53-year-old officer has served in various positions during his career with Maharashtra Police. He had been deputy chief of Anti-Terrorism Squad and earlier served in Thane as a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
He also served in posts like DSP of Thane Rural and DIG (Konkan Range).
Talking to reporters after taking charge, Singh said his earlier stints in Thane will help in discharging his current duties with ease.