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The reshuffle comes against the backdrop of allegations that there has been spurt in crime after the new government took over in the state.
Prominent among those transferred today are ADG (Police Recruitment and Promotion Board) S N Sawat, who has been made ADG of the Allahabad zone.
Several SP to DIG ranks officer have been transferred or freshly posted to various districts including Allahabad, Bareilly, Jhansi, Hamirpur, Baghpat, Lalitpur, Maharajganj and Etah, in the reshuffle today.
The exercise is being seen as an effort to revamp the police set-up as the chief minister has repeatedly emphasised his intention to curb crime.
He said this as opposition parties cited the gunning down of two jewellers in Mathura and other incidents to claim that the law and order situation had worsened,.