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A Deputy Commissioner heads the Kamrup(Metro) administration. He is assisted by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sub-divisional Officers, Extra Assistant Commissioners and others.

Law and order

Guwahati is known for strict security measures. The entire police administration in the city is headed by senior superintendent of police. Move is on to appoint a police commissioner  to drastically change in the set up. The city has 21 police stations and other auxiliary establishments. The department has a number of wings to ensure peace and tranquillity. The government has set up Virangana, a women police force to deal with the crimes against women. The branches are Special Branch, Criminal Investigation, Police Radio Organisation, River Police Organisation, Bureau of investigation (Economic Offences), Fire Service Organisation, Women Police Station and Forensic Science Laboratory. The strength is increasing gradually.