Internal Security Forces

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Internal Security Forces
قوى الأمن الداخلي
Active 1860-present
Country Lebanon
Type Military Gendarmerie
Role Preservation of Public Order and Security, Intelligence, and Traffic Order
Size 30,000 units
Garrison/HQ Beirut
Nickname ISF
Motto Security for the Nation and Civilians
Engagements 2007 Lebanon conflict
Brigadier General Roger Salem
Cpt. Wissam Eid  
Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan  
Lebanese ISF Logo.jpg

The Internal Security Forces – ISF (Arabic: المديرية العامة لقوى الأمن الداخلي | al-Mudiriyya al-'aamma li-Qiwa al-Amn al-Dakhili) or Forces de Sécurité Intérieure (FSI) in French, are the national police and security force of Lebanon. Modern police were established in Lebanon in 1861, with creation of the Gendarmerie.[1] In April 2005, Ashraf Rifi became head of the ISF, replacing Ali Hajj.[2] Rifi then started to recruit younger members to become part of Lebanese Intelligence. His term ended in April 2013, and he was replaced by Roger Salem.[3]

The Security Forces contained 30000 people by 2000.


Their missions include :


Ministry of the interior

  • Inspector-General
  • Directorate General of Internal Security Forces
    • Staff
    • Territorial Gendarmerie
    • Mobile Gendarmerie
    • Judicial Police
    • Central Administration
    • Beirut Police
    • ISF Institute
    • Social Services
    • Commander of the Security of Embassies and Public Administration

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