Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the Goa government will launch a special pink force in the state police department to tackle crimes against women.
The Chief Minister was speaking at the departmental training programme for Junior Scale Officers (Dy.SPs) of Goa Police Service in Panaji.
"We are thinking of creating a pink force, pink female force, especially for women, women safety. We are thinking of how to introduce this," Sawant said while adding that the Goa Police should train themselves in aspects of crime prevention in the near future.
"I had a meeting with the Director-General of Police and Superintendent of Police (Crime) on prevention of crime and discussed the precautions we need to take and adopt new initiatives especially for the safety of women. We need to do this," Sawant said.
"Home department will work on it. We will provide whatever support you require for the awareness purpose, vehicle purpose," he added.
States like Kerala and Delhi have already created such pink forces within their open police department structures to emphasise women's safety and the prevention of crimes.
He further said that the Home department will come up with several initiatives for women's safety as soon as possible
The Chief Minister also said that Goa had the highest crime detection rate in the country and urged the state police to now focus on the prevention of crimes.
"We have the highest crime detection rate in the country. But we need (to focus on) the prevention of crime. We need to work on prevention. No doubt, you are detecting crime. But you will say, how can we prevent crime. It is possible," the Chief Minister said.