Mauritius Police Force

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Police officers in Mauritius
Mauritius Police Force
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AbbreviationMPF
MottoWith you, making Mauritius safer
Agency overview
Formed1 August, 1767
Jurisdictional structure
National agencyMauritius
Operations jurisdictionMauritius
Size2,040 km2
Population1,288,000
Constituting instrument
  • Police Act 1974
HeadquartersLine Barracks, Port Louis

Sworn members12,475 (2013)
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
  • Commissioner of Police, Mr Mario Nobin
Child agencies
Divisions
Website
http://police.govmu.org/

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]

Police officers Rank in Mauritius
Police officers Rank in Mauritius

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 three paramilitary sub-agencies: the Special Mobile Force, the Special Support Unit (SSU) and the National Coast Guard (NCG)back up by special units like the GIPM (Groupement d'intervention de la police mauricienne),MARCOS commando.

References[edit]

  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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