‘Pink Police’: Goa’s new offering for women, children and tourists

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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that initially the force will be stationed at 11 police stations across the state while being gradually expanded to include all police stations across the coastal state.

The Goa government has launched a special Pink Police Force especially to take care of tourists, women and children.

Speaking at the launch, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the ‘elite’ specially trained force consisting of women would be available round-the-clock to assist mainly in the prevention of crime as well as to help women, children and tourists in need.

“They will be given expert training; counselling and they will also be given round-the- clock duty. Their aim will be crime prevention. They will work towards not crime detection but crime prevention,” Sawant said at the launch.

“Goa is the first state in the country to launch such a force,” the Goa CM said at the inauguration.

He said that initially the force will be stationed at 11 police stations across the state while being gradually expanded to include all police stations across the state.

The BJP-led government came in for criticism for a string of violent crimes against tourists as well as women with the government being accused of neglecting the law and order situation in the state.

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