Goa Police

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Goa Police
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Emblem of the Goa Police
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionGoa, IN
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Map of Goa Police Department's jurisdiction
Legal jurisdictionAs per operations jurisdiction
General nature
HeadquartersPanjim, Goa

Agency executive

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

Organisational structure[edit]

The Goa Police operates under direct control of the Department of Home Affairs, Government of Goa. It is headed by the Director General of Police (DGP), currently Shri Pranab Nanda, IPS.


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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