Hyderabad: CV Anand on Saturday took charge as Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad on Saturday.
A 1991 batch IPS officer, Anand was on deputation to the Central government. He was posted as Inspector General of the Central Industrial Security Force.
A highly decorated officer, Anand returned to the state two months ago and was awaiting posting. The appointment of the new Commissioner was part of a major shakeup of IPS officers that resulted in the transfer of 18 of them and giving postings to 10 others, including non-cadre Superintendents of Police.
Anand has replaced Anjani Kumar who had a long stint on this post. He posted Hyderabad Police commissioner in March 2018. He was among three senior officers recently promoted to the rank of Director General of Police. He has now been posted as Director-General of the Anti-corruption Bureau (ACB) in the existing vacancy.
CV Anand is a 1991 batch IPS officer of erstwhile AP, now Telangana cadre. He is a familiar face in the city. He has worked in the East and Central zones and even as the Commissioner of Cyberabad Police before it was split into Rachakonda and Cyberabad commissionerates.
He held top posts for long tenures including three years as DCP of central zone in Hyderabad city, Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada City, for two years, and chief of traffic commissioner for Hyderabad city for three years.
For his excellence in service during the 2014 General Election, he was awarded National Award for Best Performance in Expenditure Monitoring in the country. He is also a recipient of the President's Police Medal for Gallantry for his action against Maoists in 2002.
In a rare move, CM Rao had appointed Anand as commissioner of the civil supplies department, a post generally reserved for the IAS officer rank. He held the post for two years before he went on central deputation.
Anand was instrumental in introducing IT-based urban policing systems including CCTVs, E-Challan, Centralised signal management systems, cordon & search operations, IT-based enforcement, use of latest Gadgets & Technologies, social media for citizen outreach, crime prevention, and detection and SHE Teams, SHE shuttles, SHE Cabs, SHE Apps for Women Safety.