History of Daman & Diu Police

Daman and Diu remained Portuguese colonies for nearly four centuries. On 19th December, 1961. It got liberated from Portuguese Rule became part of the UT of Goa, Daman & Diu. On 30th May 1987 UT of Daman & Diu came into existence after Goa became State. Daman & Diu police is run by the Goa Government rules till 1987.

Daman is 193 Km from Mumbai, on the western side of National Highway No 8. Vapi, about 12 Kms. from Daman, is the Main Rail Head. Diu is located at the southern most tip of Saurashtra near Veraval. Diu is about 760 Kms. away from Daman.

Languages spoken – Gujarati, Hindi and Portuguese. Major river crossing Daman is Damanganga. Diu is an island surrounded by Arabian Sea but now two bridges connect it with Gujarat. Annual rainfall in mm - 1830 in Daman, 590 in Diu. Daman & Diu together form one parliamentary constituency.

The post of assistant Inspector General of Police was created in the year 1988 and was upgraded to the post of Deputy Inspector General of Police in the year 2005.

One post of Superintendent of Police for the UT of Daman & Diu was created in year 2007 and two IPS Officer is functioning as the S.P. Daman & Diu since November 2007.