Vivek Phansalkar, 1989-batch IPS officer, has been appointed as the new Mumbai police commissioner. He will succeed Sanjay Pandey who is retiring on June 30.

Phansalkar worked as the additional superintendent of police in Akola from 1991 to 93. He was appointed as the Superintendent of police in Wardha and Parbhani in 1995. 

Three years later, he was posted as deputy commissioner of police of Nashik. In 2000, he was made the Superintendent of police, CID (crime), Nagpur and from 2003-2007, he served as the Drector of vigilance for Cotton Corporation of India.

In 2007, he was appointed as the Additional commissioner of police for Pune and Thane.

He then served as the Joint commissioner of police (traffic), Mumbai and Joint Commissioner of police (admin) before being named the Additional director general of police, Anti-Terrorism Squad, Mumbai.

In 2016, he was made the Additional director general of police, Anti-Corruption Bureau, Mumbai. From 2018-2022, he served as Thane police commissioner.