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GoaCentral > Travel to Goa > Police in Goa

 Police in Goa

Here is some information on the make up of Goa Police and the Law in Goa. Click on for more...

Introduction Offences Drug Offences
Special Provisions Your Duty Complaints

Control Room

Police Exchange

C. I. D Centers

Police Stations in the North Goa District

Police Out Posts in the North Goa District

 

Police Stations in the South Goa District

Police Out Posts in the South Goa District Links
 
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Introduction

The organization of Police Services in Goa is very similar to that in the rest of India. The management cadre at the higher level is provided by the elite Indian Police Service (IPS).  The total strength of Goa Police is 2990. Goa's police to population ratio is 1:391.

The headquarters of the Goa Police is in Panaji opposite the Azad Maidan. It is the site of the Old Military Barracks. The Chief of Police is the Inspector General of Police (I.G.P).

The criminal justice system in India is different and resembles the British system to a large extent with some amendments.  Please refer to a local law professional for exact and up to date information. For those new to the system here is a quick introduction.

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Offences

Offences or crimes against the law are categorized into- Cognizable and Non-Cognizable offences.

A Cognizable Offence includes murders, rape, kidnapping, abductions, robberies ,Drug related crimes etc. In every case of a Cognizable offence, the police are required to register
it  in the First Information Register (F. I. R.) and investigate the offence. In its investigation, the Police are empowered to arrest a person without a warrant. Cognizable Offences are again categorized into Bailable and Non-Bailable offences. 

In a Bailable offence, the accused is normally entitled to bail, provided sureties and or the bail amount  document is made available to the authorities concerned. 

In a Non-Bailable offence, it is only the court which is empowered to grant bail to the accused. Any arrested person shall be produced by the Police before the nearest Magistrate within 24 hours of the arrest. The complainant/accused person is entitled to avail legal advice during the process. If arrested,  one is entitled to get information about the reasons of the arrest and the search of one's premises. This information is obtainable from the Investigating Officer. 

A Non-Cognizable offence includes include petty offences such as committing public nuisance, abusing, slapping, quarrels within the family or with neighbors, etc. In a case of a Non-Cognizable offences, police have no authority to either investigate the matter or to arrest the persons concerned without the prior permission of the local Magistrate.

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Drug Offences

Drug related offences are are a special category of Cognizable and Non-Bailable offences and and are prosecuted vigorously under a special act known as "The Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985". The punishment  under this Act.  ranges from 6 months to maximum of 30 yrs. depending upon the nature of the offences. There is also a provision for death penalty for certain offences after previous convictions, under this Act. There is also a provision for preventive detention and also a  provision for forfeiture of property. The cases under this Act. are registered and investigated by officers of the rank of a Police-Sub Inspector and above. There is also a special Narcotics Cell to aid its investigation. 

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Special Provisions

For those unable to afford Legal Aid, there is a provision for Free Legal Aid. To prevent gender discrimination, only a female Police Woman can arrest a woman suspect. There is a new Women's Police Station that is based in Old Goa that deals with crimes against women and the victims of such crimes  in the whole state.

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Your Duty

If you have been a  witness or a victim of a crime, you have an obligation to report it to the Police Control Room or dial 100. If necessary, please proceed with your information or complaint to the nearest Police Station or Outpost. Your complaint will be registered. If it is a Cognizable Offence it will be called as the FIR (First Information Report). The investigation then begins. In case it is a Non-Cognizable Offence , you will be given a receipt of your complaint.

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Complaints

If you encounter any difficulty or resistance while registering your complaint at the local Police Station, please contact the Police Inspector in Charge of that Police Station. You can also proceed up the hierarchy and contact the Sub Divisional Police Officer (Dy.SP) or the District Superintendent of Police or the Deputy Inspector General of Police. Their telephone numbers are displayed at each and every Police Station and are also listed below for your convenience...

Inspector General of Police, Goa Police Headquarters, Panaji, Goa 403 001

225360

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Goa Police Headquarters, Panaji, Goa 403 001.

224738

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POLICE CONTROL ROOM 

Sr. No

PLACE

PHONE

1.

PANAJI

223400, 224488,100

Extensions: 300 350

 Fax: 224489

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POLICE EXCHANGE 

Sr.No

PLACE

PHONE

1.

PANAJI

223266 to 223269, 224486 to 224407.

Extensions: 345, 355

 
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C. I. D CENTERS 

Sr No

PLACE

PHONE

OFFICER

1.

C.I.D PANAJI

426063

 

2.

C.I.D MAPUSA

262573

 

3.

C.I.D BICHOLIM

362233

 

4.

C.I.D PONDA

313101

 

5.

C.I.D MARGAO

722328

 

6.

C.I.D VASCO

513932

 

7.

C.I.D CURCHOREM

650568

 

 
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POLICE STATIONS IN NORTH GOA DISTRICT

Sr. No

PLACE

PHONE

OFFICER In Charge

1.

PANAJI POLICE STATION

226482

Police Inspector (PI)

2.

PONDA POLICE STATION

313101

Police Inspector (PI)

3.

CALANGUTE POLICE STATION

278284

Police Inspector (PI)

4.

MAPUSA POLICE STATION

262231

Police Inspector (PI)

5.

BICHOLIM POLICE STATION

362233

Police Inspector (PI)

6.

OLD GOA POLICE STATION

286101

Police Inspector (PI)

7.

PORVORIM POLICE STATION

417704

Police Inspector (PI)

8.

PERNEM POLICE STATION

291233

Police Inspector (PI)

9.

ANJUNA POLICE STATION

273233

Police Inspector (PI)

10.

VALPOI POLICE STATION

374255

Police Inspector (PI)

11.

COLEM POLICE STATION

600233

Police Inspector (PI)

12.

AGASAIM POLICE STATION

219283

Police Sub- Inspector  (PSI)

   

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POLICE STATIONS IN SOUTH GOA DISTRICT

Sr. No

PLACE

PHONE

OFFICER In Charge

1.

MARGAO TOWN POLICE STATION

705095

Police Inspector (PI)

2.

MAINA CURTORIM POLICE STATION

722687

Police Inspector (PI)

3.

CURCHOREM POLICE STATION

650568

Police Inspector (PI)

4.

VERNA POLICE STATION

782325

Police Inspector (PI)

5.

IMMIGRATION VASCO POLICE

512561

Police Inspector (PI)

6.

VASCO POLICE STATION

513273

512304

Police Inspector (PI)

7.

DABOLIM AIRPORT POLICE STATION

513506

Police Inspector (PI)

8.

TRAFFIC CELL, MARGAO

722687

Police Inspector (PI)

9.

HARBOUR POLICE STATION

520740

Police Sub- Inspector (PSI)

10.

VASCO RAILWAY

512488

Police Sub- Inspector (PSI)

11.

CUNCOLIM POLICE STATION

763234

Police Sub- Inspector (PSI)

12.

CANCONA POLICE STATION

643357

Police Sub- Inspector (PSI)

13.

SANGUEM POLICE STATION

604233

Police Sub- Inspector (PSI)

14.

QUEPEM POLICE STATION

562253

Police Sub Inspector (PSI)

15.

COLVA POLICE STATION

788396

Police Sub Inspector (PSI)

  

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POLICE OUT POSTS IN NORTH GOA DISTRICT

SR. No

LOCATION

PHONE

OFFICER

1.

POLICE OUT POST TALEIGAO

226035

 

2.

POLICE OUT DONA PAULA

319

 

3.

POLICE OUT POST SIOLIM

272233

 

4.

POLICE OUT POST ALDONA

293233

 

5.

POLICE OUT POST MARDOL

395433

 

6.

POLICE OUT POST SHIRODA

306233

 

7.

POLICE OUT POST FARMAGUDI

312339

 

8.

POLICE OUT POST USGAO TISK

345200

 

9.

POLICE OUT POST SANQUELIM

364208

 

10.

POLICE OUT POST CHORAO

239244

 

11.

POLICE OUT POST RIBANDAR

444344

 

12.

POLICE OUT POST HONDA

370233

 

13.

POLICE OUT POST  BETIM

417705

 

14.

POLICE OUT POST HARMALI

297614

 

15.

POLICE OUT POST PATRADEVI

294555

 

  

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POLICE OUT POSTS IN SOUTH GOA DISTRICT

SR. No

LOCATION

PHONE

OFFICER

1.

POLICE OUT POST CHANDOR

784233

 

2.

POLICE OUT POST ORLIM

745100

 

3.

POLICE OUT POST KAKODA

650287

 

4.

POLICE OUT POST BAINA

513102

 

5.

POLICE OUT POST CORTALIM

550237

 

6.

POLICE OUT POST POLEM

660357

 

7.

POLICE OUT POST BIRLA COLONY SANCOALE

555732

 

8.

POLICE OUT POST MARGAO RAILWAY STATION

706048

 

9.

POLICE OUT POST SADA

519705

 

10.

POLICE OUT POST MOLEM

612233

 

11.

POLICE OUT POST ASSOLNA

760888

 

  

Links

For the latest information and more, please check out the official Goa Police website.

For more on criminal investigation, please check out these select related links that include India's premier investigating agency, The Central Bureau of Investigation and the national Police coordinating agency, the National Crime Research Bureau.

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