Law enforcement in the Maldives

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There are a handful of law enforcement establishments in the Maldives.

Armed Forces[edit]

Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF)

The organization is headed by Chief of Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam. Service branches include;

  • Coast Guard
  • Marine Corps
  • Special Forces
  • Service Corps
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Special Protection Group
  • Military police
  • Air Wing
  • Defence Institute for Training and Education
  • Medical Service
  • Fire and Rescue Service


Maldives Police Service

The organization is headed by Deputy commissioner Mr.Areef . Service branches include;

  • Commissioner’s Bureau
  • Professional Standards Command
  • Specialist Crime Command
  • Central Operations Command
  • Divisional Operations Command
  • Directorate of Intelligence
  • Forensic Service Directorate
  • Service Development Directorate
  • Service Support Directorate
  • Information & Communication Directorate
  • Institute for Security & Law Enforcement Studies


Maldives Customs Service

The organization is headed by Commissioner General of Customs Mr. Ibrahim Shareef Mohamed. Service branches include;

  • North Regional Customs
  • South Regional Customs
  • Airport Customs
  • Seaport Customs


'Maldives Immigration The organization is headed by Controller General of Immigration Mr Mohamed Anwar Service branches include;

  • Permit Section
  • Travel Document Section
  • Airport Control Section
  • Harbour Control Section
  • Expatriate Monitoring and Repatriation Division


Maldives Correctional Service

The organization is headed by Commissioner of Prisons Mohamed Husham. Service branches include;

  • Maafusi Prison
  • Asseyri Prison
  • Male' Prison
  • HulhuMale Detention Centre
  • Emergency Support Group
  • Prison Academy
  • Parole Office
  • Rehabilitation Command
  • Operations Command
  • Cooperate Command

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