The move by our Police to have interactive sessions with the public is a step in the right direction and is in line with the Mission Statement of the Goa Police to give people an efficient, law abiding and responsive law enforcement machinery.
There is a need to weed out the rotten apples from within the Police establishment to ensure its much needed credibility. Truthfulness must always be at the heart of policing and is fundamental to the public having genuine confidence and trust in their Police.
Every Cop must be a dedicated public servant sworn to protect public safety at all times, upholding the law and never dare breaching it. Steps must be taken to ensure a much disciplined police force. But this may be difficult to achieve as like all other government recruitment, many have found their way into the Goa Police either through political patronage or possibly by paying for the job.
Integrity being the foundation of law enforcement, anyone lacking it should never be in it at any level. There must be Zero Tolerance to any indiscipline and discipline must flow down the ranks.
Our DGP Jaspal Singh must with a very heavy hand stem out the current political interference in the working of his force while also ensuring that the police personnel especially the constabulary are treated in a very humane way. Only then will we have a very professional police force and the much needed good policing in Goa.