A senior law
enforcement official from India has been
appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan as the
next United Nations Civilian Police Adviser in the
Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the first
woman to hold the job.
was also the first female police officer in India,
when she joined the police service in 1972. Prior to
her current appointment she served as Special
Commissioner for intelligence with the Delhi Police
and has also served as Joint Commissioner for Police
Training and Inspector General of Prisons in Delhi.
will take over from the acting Adviser, Antero Lopes