Mauritius Police Force

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Mauritius Police Force
Abbreviation MPF
Motto With you, making Mauritius safer
Agency overview
Formed 1 August, 1767
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Mauritius
Size 2,040 km2
Population 1,288,000
Constituting instrument Police Act 1974
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Line Barracks, Port Louis
Sworn members 12,475 (2013)
Elected officer responsible Navin Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius
Agency executive Commissioner of Police, Dhun Iswar Rampersad
Child agencies

The Mauritius Police Force (MPF) is the national law enforcement agency of Mauritius. The MPF carries out police, security and military functions on the island nation, with over 12,000 active-duty personnel under the command of the Commissioner of Police,[1] and operating under the aegis of the Home Affairs division of the Prime Minister's Office.[2]

Military role[edit]

As Mauritius has no standing army, the Mauritius Police are responsible for military duties on the island as well as policing and security. Military duties are performed by two paramilitary sub-agencies: the Special Mobile Force and the National Coast Guard.


  1. ^ Background Note: Mauritius, U.S. Department of State, 2 March 2011. Retrieved 16 August 2011.
  2. ^ Prime Minister’s Office – Mauritius Police Force, Mauritian Civil Service, 2013.

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