Dadra Nagar Haveli is a Union Territory in India Western India. Nagar Haveli is wedged between Maharashtra and Gujarat. The shared capital is Silvassa. The total area of Dadra and Haveli is 487 KM (188 Square Miles. Official language are Marathi, Gujarati and English. Hindi is also spoken.
During the Portuguese time there was only one Police Station in Silvassa along-with three Out Posts, at Naroli, Dadra and Khanvel. The over-all In-charge of police of DNH was Chief of Police.
The office of Chief of Police was under construction that was known to be High Building. After liberation in 1954, the previous system continued till 1964. In the year 1965 one more Police Station was opened at Khanvel and in the same year third Police Station was also opened at Surangi.
This system continued till 1973. In the same year the Surangi Police Station was abolished. Now there are two Police Stations at Silvassa & Khanvel with 14 Out Posts and two Police Posts in the territory of DNH.
After liberation the post of Chief of Police, which was earlier filled by the officer of deputation from Gujarat, is being looked after by the officers from DANIPS cadre. One post of additional
Superintendent of Police was created in the year 1996 and an officer of DANIPS cadre is functioning as Addl. S.P. since then. 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 Dadra and Nagar Haveli was created in year 2007 and one IPS Officer is functioning as the S.P. DNH since November 2007.
The purpose of Nagar Haveli Police is to prevent crime and uphold the law. To keep peace in partnership with public and industry. To protect and help tribal population residing in remote forest areas. Being courteous, professional, impartial and fearless is also important. Create secure atmosphere to the public through sincerity, honesty, hard work and commitment. Manish Kumar Agrawal, IPS, is present Inspector General of Police UTs Dadra & Nagar Haveli.