Goa Police

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Goa Police
Abbreviation GP
Agency overview
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Goa, IN
India Goa locator map.svg
Map of Goa Police Department's jurisdiction
Legal jurisdiction As per operations jurisdiction.
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Panjim, Goa
Agency executive Muktesh Chander IPS, Director General of Police
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Goa Police is the law enforcement agency for the state of Goa in India.

Organisational structure[edit]


Goa Police comes under direct control of Department of Home Affairs, Government of India. It is headed by the Director General of Police (DGP). Currently headed by Dr. Mukesh Chander


The Goa Police was established in 1966 after the transfer of authority over Goa from the Indian military administration to the civil administration. It replaced the former Portuguese administration's Polícia do Estado da Índia (State of India Police), disbanded after the annexation of Goa by India in 1961.

Until 1946, the police services in Portuguese India were provided by the military gendarmerie force Corpo de Polícia e Fiscalização da Índia (CPFI, India Inspection and Police Corps). In that year, the CPFI was substituted by the civil police force Corpo de Polícia do Estado da Índia (State of India Police Corps), modeled after the Portuguese Public Security Police.[1][2] The Polícia do Estado da Índia included the public security, judiciary police, transit police, administrative police and civil identification branches.

Besides this corps, in Portuguese India also existed the Guarda Fiscal[3] (Fiscal Guard) under the dependency of the Customs Bureau and the Guarda Rural (Rural Guard) under the dependency of the agriculture services.

Special agencies[edit]

  • Intelligence Unit
  • Security Battalion
  • Commando Force


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of the Union Territory Goa, Daman and Diu: district gazetteer, Volume 1". Gazetteer Dept., Govt. of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu. 1979. pp. 571–572. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  2. ^ N. Dilip Kumar (1999). "Goa Police: History & Evolution". N.V. Padmaja. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Who's who in India, Burma & Ceylon". Who's Who Publishers (India) Limited. 1936. p. 40. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 

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