Albanian Police

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Albanian State Police
Policia e Shtetit
Common name Policia
Albania Police Logo.svg
Logo of the Albanian Police
Agency overview
Formed 1991
Employees 9421 employees
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Governing body Ministry of Interior
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Tirana
Website
Albanian Police

The Albanian State Police is the national police and law enforcement agency which operates throughout the Republic of Albania. The falling down of the Communist system and the setting up of the political pluralism after the year 1991 brought important changes in the structure of the Albanian Police. In April 1991, was established the Ministry of Public Order and the General Directorate of Police. By the new law in July 1991, was created the Police of Public Order. Nearly 80% of the old personnel of police was replaced by new personnel. On November 4, 1991 the Albanian Police was accepted in INTERPOL. The emergency number is 129.

The original Albanian Police was founded on 13 January 1913 by the government of Ismail Qemali, Albania's first prime minister.[1]

Public Perception[edit]

According to a survey produced in 2009 for the United States Agency for International Development Albanian's perception of the police was as follows:[2]

  • On a scale of 0-100 with 0 being Very Honest and 100 being Very Corrupt, Policemen were given a score of 63.1 points
  • When asked to what extent the police help to fight corruption, 0 being Not at All and 100 being Helps a Lot, the Police were given a score of 45.5
  • When asked about trust in institutions, 0 being No Trust at All and 100 being Trust a Lot, the Police were given a score of 47.8
  • When asked if during the previous year they had been asked for a bribe 7.8% said Yes
  • "When asked how they were treated by the police, the proportion of respondents that replied “Poorly” or “Very poorly” was 26.6%, a decrease of 10.9 percentage points from 37.5% in 2005"

Equipment[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Cars used by ASP
Albanian Police Training

See also[edit]

  • Sigurimi, the former secret police force

External links[edit]