Over 50% police physically unfit: CM

PTI, PANAJI | 16 December 2012 23:16 IST

More than 50 per cent of Goa Police force is not physically fit due to the "pressures and unexpected demands" they have been facing while on the job, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday.

"If we do a medical checkup, 50 per cent of Goa Police force is physically unfit. They will have some or the other problems. I am not blaming them. There are pressures and unexpected demands which have become part and parcel of their profession," Parrikar told a gathering of policemen in Panaji.

The Chief Minister was speaking after launching a 'community policing initiative', a programme unveiled by Goa Police to reach to the people.

"50 per cent of the crimes would be solved if you (police) have good relations with the people. I have experienced it. I regularly get feedback from the people informing me various things," he claimed, adding, "there are good Samaritans in the society, who are ever willing to fight against the evils."

"Community participation will also help police to make over their image," Parrikar added.

State police have decided to hold community policing initiative so as to improve their connect with the people.

Parrikar said the police force was demoralised when he took over the reigns of the state in March this year and his government is working to reinstate confidence in them.

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Francisco G. Lourenco...The fat bellies is from all the free food the extort from the poor food vendors.

With the collection of Haftas, they are able to also indulge in luxury foods...to their bellies content.

Goa Policemen look more like night watchman than rather than a proper Policeman in comparison to other Police forces around the world.

- N.Fernandes, London | 19 th December 2012 22:48

 

Police force got demoralised after Mr. Parrikar became CM because they realised that they cannot continue with the things in their own way anymore.

Goa Police are not the worst in India but there are many with big bellies in our police force.

Thinks are improving and corruption is becoming less but there is a lot more to do.

Community policing has worked wonders in countries like England and Goa being very small state, it is ideal to have community participation.

In the beginning, all ex-NCC cadets could be helping the police. Later, more people can be added.

At least you said it and that too very diplomatically. As anybody can see, many police personnel are physically unfit. Fitness should be the topmost priority for any unifored force.

- Francisco G. Lourenco, London | 17 th December 2012 16:54

 

THESE WORDS SAY IT ALL "WE FEEL SECURE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN INDIAN SOLDIER" WHY IS IT THAT WE ARE SCARED OF THE INDIAN POLICE AND ARE NOT AFRAID OF AN INDIAN SOLDIER?

- justino, dubai | 17 th December 2012 04:44

 

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