Namibian Police Force

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Namibian Police Force
Abbreviation NAMPOL
Flag of the Namibian Police Force.svg
Flag of the Namibian Police Force
Agency overview
Formed 1990
Preceding agency South-West African Police
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
National agency Namibia
Map of Namibian Police Force's jurisdiction.
Size 825,615 km²
Constituting instruments
  • Constitution of the Republic of Namibia 1990
  • Namibian Police act 19 of 1990
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Windhoek

The Namibian Police Force was established by the Namibian Constitution and enacted through and act of parliament Act 19 of 1990. The Namibian Police Force replaced the South-West African Police.[1]


The force is headed by an Inspector General Who holds the rank of Lieutenant General. The Inspector General is Deputised by two Deputy Inspector Generals who both hold the rank of Major General. The two Deputy Inspector General are responsible for Administration and Operations.[2]


  • Communications
  • Finance
  • Gender & Welfare
  • Human Resources
  • Internal Investigation
  • Procurement & Logistics
  • Training & Development
  • FPPD Directorate
  • Traffic Law Enforcement
  • Airwing Directorate
  • Special Reserve Force
  • Operations Directorate
  • VIPP Directorate
  • Special Field Force
  • Special Branch
  • Explosive
  • Public Relations
  • Crime Investigation
  • National Forensic Science
  • Agronomic & Animal Husbandry
  • Special Operations
  • Principal Staff

Regional Commands[edit]

All police operations in Namibia's 14 Regions are headed by a regional commander with the rank of Commissioner. The Khomas region hosting the seat of Government and Capital City is an exception as the Regional Commander is a Major General.[3]



Air Wing Directorate[edit]

The Namibian Police Force operate a fleet of 3 helicopters.[4]



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  3. ^ "Promoted Shilunga to head Khomas cops". Namibian Sun. Retrieved 2015-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Namibia Police Force". Retrieved 2015-12-14. 

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Library of Congress Country Studies website