Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police, formed in 1863, is the single largest police force in the country with a force of over 2.5 lakh personnel under the command of the Director General of UP Police. Headquartered in Allahabad, it is divided into eight zones and 18 ranges spread over 75 districts. It has 33 armed battalions and 19 specialised wings such as intelligence, investigation, anti-corruption, technical, training, forensic science etc.