Law enforcement in the Central African Republic
Law enforcement in the Central African Republic is virtually nonexistent throughout most of the country, as the government has lost control of most of the country and continues to battle rebel groups (part of the ongoing conflict since 2012). The Central African Armed Forces are charged with securing the country, along with foreign troops from other African countries and France. The national police is generally considered unreliable; as of 2009, there were only 1,350 policemen in the country, and most were stationed in Bangui.
- National Police — The country's national police force.
- Gendarmerie — The paramilitary service of CAR, led by Colonel Michel Narkoyo.
- Presidential Security Unit (French: Unité de sécurité présidentielle, USP) — The personal guards of the President of the Central African Republic. Disbanded in 2003 following the coup d'état.
- World Police Encyclopedia, ed. by Dilip K. Das & Michael Palmiotto published by Taylor & Francis. 2004,
- World Encyclopedia of Police Forces and Correctional Systems,second edition, 2006 by Gale.
- Sullivan, Larry E. Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2005.