Goa can be a model state for policing

By on June 08, 2017
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Goa can be a  model state for policing

A fourth-generation Goan living in Mumbai, former officer of the elite Indian Police Service (IPS) Julio Francis Ribeiro brought honour to the state through his service to the country

Life was ever on the edge for Julio Ribeiro – he survived two assassination attempts within five years of each other, and has combatted corruption and terrorism for as long as he can remember. 

Popular as a ‘supercop’, the former officer of the Indian Police Service (IPS) dedicated 36 years of life in service of the people and was honoured with the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian award for this. He was also the winner of the Navhind Times Viva Goa Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and continues to inspire youngsters every day. 

He stood strong in two very challenging positions – as ambassador to Romania and director general of police (DGP) in Punjab during the period of insurgency, where nearly every day was spent in the face of death. 

Ribeiro’s experiences are noted in his thrilling autobiography called Bullet For Bullet: My Life As A Police Officer. Now, post retirement, he continues in the service of his country with two NGOs tackling corruption and communalism, which he feels are India’s biggest issues. 

He walks back to the frontline with VIVA GOA during a recent visit to Goa

Read the full article in 'Viva Goa' magazine copy.
Viva Goa magazine is now on stands. Available at all major book stalls and supermarkets in Goa.

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